Words: Rajan Lakhani
Like many, the first I heard of Daft Punk’s new single 'Get Lucky' was on a TV advertisement, a feature of a huge marketing campaign ahead of the release of new album 'Random Access Memories'. It seems to be reaping dividends – 'Get Lucky' became the most streamed song ever in a single day on Spotify. But does the new single live up to the publicity?
The first thing that’s striking in how organic the record sounds, especially for a band known for dressing as robots and more importantly, defining electronic music in the late 90s. Much has been said about the pair embracing live instruments and it certainly doesn’t sound like a signature Daft Punk except for the vocodered break late into the track.
In fact, it sounds more like Chic, which of course is no surprise given the involvement of Nile Rodgers. And it’s utterly brilliant, an instant disco-funk classic which is the best thing Pharrell Williams, who provides the falsetto vocals, has been involved in for years. Your summer soundtrack starts here.
Purchase 'Get Lucky' at amazon.co.uk, iTunes etc.