Daft Punk sat down for a rare radio interview today with Australia’s Triple J and dove into the creative process behind their new track “Get Lucky,” as well as working with track collaborators Nile Rodgers and Pharrell. The French dance duo said the collaboration was symbolic of how their new album, Random Access Memories, came together.
“Like every song on this record, it was something really organic,” Thomas Bangalter said. “They really represent bridging the generations together and what Nile Rodgers represents for dance music and R&B in America in the Seventies and the Eighties and what Pharrell represents from somehow the same genre of music in the Nineties 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 duo said that like “Get Lucky,” their new album features a theme of celebration. “Probably because it was created in a really timeless bubble like that, it turned out to be a very optimistic record with very celebratory and optimistic lyrics,” Bangalter said
Daft Punk hope the positive essence of Random Access Memories will arrive at the right time. “It’s coming at a point, in a world that is not so optimistic and which is somehow, maybe more cynical and slightly pessimistic,” he said.
Random Access Memories will be out May 21st.