Daft Punk Share Previously Unreleased Track, “The Writing of Fragments of Time”
The release of track, a collaboration with Todd Edwards, comes with a video directed by Daft Punk's longtime art director, Cédric Hervet.
Ahead of the release of an expanded "10th Anniversary" edition of 2013's Random Access Memories album, Daft Punk have released the first new song from the project.
Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition) includes "unheard demos and outtakes" that arose from the "intimate creative process" behind the LP, Daft Punk's final studio album. The legendary robots, whose surprise disbandment shocked the electronic music community in early 2021, have now shared "The Writing of Fragments of Time" alongside Todd Edwards.
The new "documentary track" is said to pay homage to "Giorgio by Moroder," a Random Access Memories cut in which disco icon Giorgio Moroder opens up about his life and career in music. According to a press release shared with EDM.com, the lyrics for the original "Fragments of Time" were written and recorded by Edwards and Thomas Bangalter at the fabled Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles on February 29th, 2012, when a tape ran and captured the full session.
"The lyrics written that day were from the perspective of the collaborators’ future selves speculating how they would feel in the future as if remembering this specific creative moment thereby creating a narrative of future nostalgia," reads the release.
The release of "The Writing of Fragments of Time" comes with a video directed by Daft Punk's longtime art director, Cédric Hervet.
Due out on May 12th via Columbia, the "10th Anniversary" edition of Random Access Memories features 35 minutes of unreleased music across nine tracks. The expanded reissue will be available in 3xLP, 2xCD, streaming and downloadable formats, and it'll also be made available for the first time in Atmos.
You can pre-order the album here and check out the tracklist below.
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition) Tracklist
Give Life Back to Music
The Game of Love
Giorgio by Moroder
Lose Yourself To Dance
Fragments of Time
Doin’ it right
Horizon (Japan CD)
GLBTM (Studio Outtakes)
Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)
GL (Early Take)
Prime (2012 Unfinished)
LYTD (Vocoder Tests)
The Writing of Fragments Of Time
Touch (2021 Epilogue)