The most highly anticipated CD of 2013

Michelle Moran

Legends of electronic dance music, Daft Punk, have been all over the Internet for their upcoming album “Random Access Memories.”

This is their first album in eight years, since “Human After All” was released in 2005.

The first single off the record, “Get Lucky,” is already available to purchase through iTunes. 48 hours after the song’s release, it hit #3 on the UK Singles Chart, and has become their highest charting hit in the U.S.

Singer Sky Ferreira interviewed Daft Punk on May 8, and one of the questions I enjoyed reading was when she asked the duo what was the meaning behind the record’s name.

The title plays with concepts of computer memory and human memories, establishing a loose parallel between the human brain and the hard drive —- both are somehow randomly fragmented devices,” said Daft Punk. “We have always been fascinated by the relationship and connections between man and machine.”

It all started with an episode of Saturday Night Live” that aired on March 2, when a 15-second ad popped up to show “Daft Punk,” music from the first single “Get Lucky,” and their symbol: a gold helmet on one side and a silver helmet joining together as one.

At this year’s Coachella Music Festival, they premiered a one-minute clip.

It was Pharrell Williams on vocals, Nile Rogers on guitar, all of them playing a song that we can’t get enough of. They were all jamming out in attire from Yves Saint Laurent. As some of you may know, Daft Punk were featured in YSL ads this year and the photographs were flawless, to say the least.

Now, fans are eagerly awaiting May 21. I believe it is going to be the best album of the year, hands down.

Their previous albums “Human After All,” “Discoveryand “Homework,” were masterpieces. So we can only imagine how “Random Access Memories” is going to be.

The robots behind Daft Punk are comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. They had another recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

“We wanted to do what we used to do with machines and samples, but with people,” Bangalter told
Rolling Stone. “There’s this thing today where the recorded human voice is processed to try to feel robotic. Here, we were trying to make robotic voices sound the most human they’ve ever sounded, in terms of expressivity and emotion.”

Just last week, my friends and I went to a bar, and the DJ started to play “Get Lucky.” Everybody in that bar yelled and danced like there was no tomorrow. This song has a ’70s rhythm and is paired with beats that just make you want to dance all night long.

Daft Punk collaborated with many familiar names on this album to create a unique sound. Artists like Nile Rogers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Morado, Todd Edwards and Pharrell Williams, to name a few.

Some of you might be sick of hearing of all the Daft Punk news, but if you love them just as much as I do then you simply can’t get enough.

You can purchase all the songs on itunes on May 17, but the CD will be available on May 21.