Pharrell was so thrilled to perform the new Daft Punk track, “Get Lucky,” live for the first time at the HTC One launch last night that he repeated the song three times in a row. “Man these guys that made this record, they’re like so far beyond their time. I’m honored to know those guys, those robots,” he said by way of introduction onstage at Brooklyn’s House of Vans. “We just had a lot of incredible history together. So when they called me over the summer, I just remembered thinking one thing. . . .” He paused, as the now-familiar early strains of the disco track kicked in and the crowd cheered. “Try to get lucky, right?”
The track, which marks the first single off Daft Punk’s highly-anticipated new album, Random Access Memories, was finally released in full yesterday after making brief appearances in a series of trailers on Saturday Night Live. In that short time, it had already gained enough of a presence that the audience was singing along.
“The song just came out last night, and Brooklyn knows the words,” Pharrell sang over the beat as the song reached its end.