Daft Punk to Drop Fourth Album, ‘Random Access Memories’ in May
Praise the musical gods! We knew that Daft Punk were working on their fourth studio LP, but the album is finally coming to fruition! The band's next endeavor will be titled 'Random Access Memories,' and is due out May 21.
The French outfit revealed their newest album teaser during this week's episode of 'SNL,' just as they did earlier this month, though this time the video included the album title with the dual-helmet artwork.
Details of the duo's latest work have been trickling out, thanks to none other than Nile Rodgers. The famed producer and guitarist told Rolling Stone, "About a year ago, I get a knock on the door – first a virtual one and then a real knock – from Guy-Manuel and Thomas. The collaboration felt so unbelievably natural that it made me realize that I need to be in the studio with people."
The 15-second teaser clip of 'Random Access Memories' features guitar-playing by Rodgers himself, but he remained mum on what the rest of the album would sound like. Regardless, most listeners can tell the album already has that signature Daft Punk funky sound. He said, "All I can say is that when you listen to the clip which dropped on 'Saturday Night Live,' it pretty much shows you the great collaboration. It’s clear as a bell."
Daft Punk has not released a studio album since 2005's 'Human After All,' though they did release their live album 'Alive 2007,' and were responsible for scoring the 2010 movie 'Tron: Legacy.' We are certainly looking forward to their newest tunes! Let us have it, fellas!
Watch the Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories' Teaser