It’s almost as if Daft Punk was asking for producers everywhere to cobble together fake versions of the new song, “Get Lucky.” The French duo released a series of 15 second clips, followed by a longer 1:47 clip that includes a chorus by Pharrell Williams. From that bit of marketing, we’ve got the ingredients to an electronic dance song: a couple samples, a chorus and a computer to put it all together with.
You can listen to what’s allegedly the new Daft Punk song here.
It was leaked by a Canadian radio station, the music blog Dancing Astronaut is reporting. We give it about a 75.2 percent chance of being real, mostly because anyone could use those clips and only add 15 percent’s worth of transitions to make a Daft Punk-ish song.
Our biggest issue with the most legitimate of these “Get Lucky” leaks is that the instrumental transition at 3:43 sounds a bit sketchy. Listen for yourself and let us know if it’s real or another fake.
Then listen to this “Get Lucky” fake below for comparison. Here’s a theory: These are all the real version, and the new Daft Punk album is a groundbreaking type of user-generated album produced through crowd sourcing. That actually sounds pretty cool. We’ll call it “DIY Daft Punk.”
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