Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel co-wrote and produced track for French artist Charlotte Gainsbourg
While many fans may still be coping with the disappointment Daft Punk that a long rumored ten-year reunion tour — Alive 2017 — never materialized, perhaps it’s helped to know that, while the robot duo seem to have put down their helmets, they remain productive. Collaborations were seen last year with The Weeknd, on “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming.” Of course this year, Thomas Bangalter co-produced the lead single on Arcade Fire’s new album, Everything Now, and the duo also produced a single for Australian group Parcels, entitled “Overnight.” Now, there’s another project to add to their ever-expanding list of musical collaborations, as Guy Manuel co-wrote and produced a track for the British/French artist Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, known largely for her delicate voice and her roles in the Lars Von Trier Nymphomaniac films, has laid her voice upon on the synths of Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Rest is Gainsbourg’s first new album since 2010’s IRM, and is set for release onNov. 17 with other features from the likes of Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett, Connan Mockasin, and more.
While word of new projects from Daft Punk themselves remains disappointingly sparse, this song is reminiscent of days many moons ago, echoing a style vaguely similar to that of “Instant Crush” from the duo’s LP, Random Access Memories.
H/T: Le Figaro