Is there a new Daft Punk song coming in July?
Fri 29th Jun, 2012 News 4180 viewsin
Ever since Nile Rodgers let slip that he’d been working with a certain French duo on their next album back in February, the internet’s been on Daft Punk hyper-alert. While we’re still (impatiently) awaiting any official information on the as-yet-untitled fourth album from the pair themselves, rumours that a new Daft Punk single is just around the corner have sprung up overnight.
It all started when keen-eyed fans on Daft Punk forums noticed that French electronic music magazine Tsugi had released an issue mentioning an (as yet non-existent) Daft Punk track titled Renoma Street . When the mag was asked about the mysterious mention on Twitter, Tsugi Editor Patrice Bardot responded with a cryptic “21/7”, which – if you’re to believe the rumours – could be a release date for the track. This was picked up by beatmyday and factmag, who also noted that “Renoma Street” is the name of a well-known Parisian café and speculated that the track could be part of a forthcoming compilation CD from the magazine, to be given away alongside their next issue – which is due out on July 21.
But just as the interwebs was about to go into overdrive, Pitchfork stepped in to spoil everyone’s fun. Without revealing any further information, the website has stated simply that they can “confirm” that rumours of a new track are not true. Of course, without actually providing a source behind or reason for debunking the rumours, Pitchfork’s word is only as good as speculation.
So what do we know for sure at this stage? After Rodgers’ big reveal earlier this year, American songwriter Paul Williams stated that he’s in on the act too and said that the album is “coming maybe June” and at IMS Ibiza in May, legendary Italian producer Giorgio Moroder revealed he too had been working on the album. We may well have to wait until July 21 to see if there’s any truth behind the Renoma Street rumours – but here’s to hoping, right?