Pharrell Williams spoke with Vibe magazine about his new collaboration with Daft Punk.
“Lose Yourself to Dance” is the second single from Daft Punk’s latest album Random Access Memories in which Pharrell paid homage to The Thin White Duke.
“’Lose Yourself to Dance’ makes me feel like walking down the street in the middle of the night in London and it’s 1984, 1985. I don’t hear 70’s in that at all. For me, it doesn’t sound at all like a Bowie record, but I feel like David Bowie would have loved the record. He could actually sing it”.
Thomas Bangalter, a member of Daft Punk, talked about the French duo’s stance on dance music and what they are trying to achieve with this album: “We are trying to define – or redefine – what a dance floor musician should be. ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’ is almost this idea of a timeless place or dance floor where you can lose yourself… the idea of unity on the dance floor, people being connected”.
Controversy followed the duo last week when they cancelled an appearance on The Colbert Report as part of Colbert’s “StePhest Colbchella 2013”. It was due to “scheduling conflict with the MTV Video Music Awards”, to which Colbert claimed he had been “Daft Punk’d”.
“Lose Yourself to Dance” will be released on September 23rd.
You can listen to it below.
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