Clip confirms rumoured collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Julian Casablancas
A new trailer for Daft Punk‘s forthcoming new album ‘Random Access Memories’ was broadcast at Coachella festival yesterday (April 12) – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
The fan-shot footage of the clip, which was shown on screens at the US festival, contains a snippet of new music and also confirms rumours that guest stars such as Pharrell Williams and The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas will feature on the LP.
As Pitchfork reports, the video shows Williams and Nile Rodgers performing with Daft Punk, and then lists some of the star-studded collaborators involved in the album including Casablancas, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, Giorgio Moroder, Chilly Gonzales, DJ Falcon and Todd Edwards.
Earlier this week, Rodgers spoke about his experiences working with Daft Punk on the new album. “Ninety per cent if not higher of all recordings that I’ve ever made in my life have been the result of a very impromptu initial meeting that feels so natural and so organic that you have to take it to the next level,” he said. “They make you up your game, even if your game is pretty good.”
His praise for the French dance duo followed previous remarks from another of the album’s collaborators, Todd Edwards, who described the new songs as “future classics” and added: “They reversed gears and went back to a time that no one’s really focused on. They’re fulfilling their vision on all levels.”
‘Random Access Memories’ is scheduled for release on May 21. The record, which is the follow-up to their 2005 effort ‘Human After All’, will contain 13 new songs although the tracklisting has yet to be confirmed.