Published Apr 13, 2013With Random Access Memories right around the corner, updates have been coming in quick succession from the Daft Punk camp. The latest news is that they've confirmed a heap of album-related information, along with unveiling their new Saint Laurent Paris-designed stage wear.
First things first: the outfits. If you head over to Saint Laurent Paris' website [via The Daft Club/Consequence of Sound], you'll see images of the robots holding transparent instruments while dressed in the sequin-covered suits that serve as their new duds. They were apparently designed by Hedi Slimane, who also made their outfits for 2005's Human After All.
As for the album news, Daft Punk unveiled a new album trailer at Coachella, confirming that Random Access Memories will indeed feature contributions from Panda Bear (a.k.a. Noah Lennox), Julian Casablancas, Chilly Gonzales, Pharrell Williams and more.
This clip features a generous snippet of "Get Lucky," which is the funky tune we've been hearing in bits and pieces via Daft Punk's video series. The upbeat cut features Pharrell Williams on vocals and Nile Rodgers (of Chic) on guitar. Watch a fan-shot clip of the commercial below.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Daft Punk revealed that they began working on the album in 2008, and decided to work with human collaborators after being unhappy with their technology-heavy early tracks. In addition to "Get Lucky," Pharrell sings on a "stomping disco track" called "Lose Yourself to Dance." There's also a song called "Contact," which closes the record and features the collection's lone sample (from an "Australian rock record").
Sadly, Daft Punk have no plans to tour in support of the album anytime soon.
Lastly, the French duo reportedly laid down some material with Kanye West for his next album. Thomas Bangalter said, "It was very raw: he was rapping — kind of screaming primally, actually."