French duo discuss 'optimistic' record
Daft Punk have revealed that their recent chart-topping single ‘Get Lucky’ epitomises the “celebratory” spirit of their forthcoming new album ‘Random Access Memories’.
In their interview with Australian radio station Triple J, the French dance duo said that the track, which features Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, summed up the optimistic atmosphere of the LP as a whole.
“Like every song on this record, it was something really organic,” said Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter. “They really represent bridging the generations together and [with] what Nile Rodgers represents for dance music and R&B in America in the ’70s and the ’80s and what Pharrell represents from somehow the same genre of music in the ’90s and 2000s, it felt really interesting to connect all these eras together to create the music of the present and possibly the music of the future as well.”
The pair went on to add: “Somehow this track can summarize what the spirit of this record is — which is the idea of teaming up, to try to do quality pop music and dance music which is just the idea of something which is a good feeling.
“Most of the ideas behind this record are ideas of celebration. It turns out to be a very optimistic record with very celebratory and optimistic lyrics, and it’s coming out in a world that is not so optimistic, and which is somehow maybe more cynical and slightly pessimistic.”
Yesterday, it was reported that Daft Punk had no plans to perform live around the release of ‘Random Access Memories’. They release the album, which also features collaborations with the likes of Julian Casablancas, Chilly Gonzales and Giorgio Moroder, on May 20.