Keeping the Planet Spinning, Daft Punk.

Keeping the Planet Spinning, Daft Punk.

You’ve heard the snippet, and doubtless indulged in the phoney reproductions pieced together from its couple minutes. The internet’s been ablaze with Get Lucky all week, and it’s more or less kept if not the world then at least the www. spinning. Well, mercifully for all involved really, you can now hear the whole shebang below. Pharrell’s falsetto is every bit as good as it sounded when it first broke free box-fresh on that Coachella-aired excerpt; Nile Rodgers’ guitars effervesce joie de vivre against a quintessential Daft Punk backdrop, and all of a sudden Williams’ infantile gripe of “the present has no rhythm” sounds ludicrously incongruous with the here, the now, and so too the song itself. “Your gift keeps on giving”, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo et Thomas Bangalter, so merci. Even if a comeback single concerning salacious dirty stop-outs may make for unapologetically squirmy subject matter…

Get Lucky is lifted from the duo’s intensely awaited Random Access Memories LP, which is anticipated May 20th on Columbia Records.

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