DAFT PUNK // GET LUCKY
They’re nice robots, they’re gracious’, words spoken directly from Pharrell Williams himself, who features as the lead vocalist on the eagerly anticipated debut single from what is set to be the coolest, hottest, most anticipated, etc, etc, etc ,etc album of 2013, Random Access Memories, by Daft Punk.
Gracious they are indeed, to finally put us out of our misery. Get Lucky was released at midnight last night (EST), and after months of drip feeding snippets of information and a chasm of saturated fakes and remixes, all speculation can finally be put to rest and let the real Daft Punk fill our ears with joy.
Get Lucky, a collaboration with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell, features the ever so cool and recognisable disco guitar inversions of Rodgers, who brings the track to life and lifts dance music out of the stale march which it had positioned itself in, and back into the groove. Pharrell adds a smooth sparkly melody, repeating the chorus line, ‘We’re up all night to get lucky, we’re up all night to get lucky’. Get Lucky is four minutes of genius production, recording, instrumentation and arranging, that may make you question much of your music collection.
For those yearning for the classic Daft Punk sound, it is still here, it’s everywhere. They’ve masterminded a new wave of electronic dance music, again. They’ve even managed to bring their ever so recognisable robotic vocoder to life that repeats, ‘we’re up all night to get lucky, we’re up all night to get lucky’. AND, there’s even a cheeky ‘Discovery’ era’esque synth solo towards the end that feels so real and humane.
Maybe they really are Human After All.
Get Lucky, is out on iTunes NOW.
The full album, Random Access Memories, is out May 21st
Words > William Rowe