Daft Punk, the iconic electronic duo that officially retired in 2021, has surprised their fans by releasing a previously unreleased track. “The Writing of Fragments of Time” is the first single from the upcoming anniversary edition of their final album, ‘Random Access Memories’ (2013).
As part of the album’s 10th-anniversary celebration, the duo is releasing a box set that includes 35 minutes of previously unreleased music and audio. “The Writing of Fragments of Time” offers a unique insight into the making of the eleventh track of the album. It’s a “documentary track” that was inspired by the album’s “Giorgio by Moroder,” in which the legendary Giorgio Moroder talks about his creative process.
The Making of “The Writing of Fragments of Time”
According to Daft Punk, the lyrics for “Fragments of Time” were written and recorded with their old friend and collaborator, Todd Edwards. The session was recorded on February 29, 2012, at the legendary Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. The complete session captures the creative journey behind the making of the track, including some intimate moments of creation between Thomas Bangalter and Todd Edwards.
“The Writing of Fragments of Time” is a rare glimpse into the true human side of the creative process, with all its doubts, excitement, and imperfections. It’s an ode to the creative journey, from the first draft to the final product.
A Special Edition for Fans
The anniversary edition of ‘Random Access Memories’ is set to be released on May 12, 2023. The box set will include a combination of demos, rare tracks, and first takes. It will be available in various formats, including 3 LPs, 2 CDs, streaming, and download. In addition, the original album will be available for the first time in Atmos.
The release of “The Writing of Fragments of Time” as we reviewed on and the upcoming anniversary edition of ‘Random Access Memories’ demonstrate Daft Punk’s continued dedication to their fans, even after officially retiring from the music industry.
Will be more new releases from Daft Punk?
Daft Punk’s surprise release of “The Writing of Fragments of Time” has sent shockwaves through the music industry. The unreleased track offers fans a rare glimpse into the creative process of the legendary duo. With the upcoming release of the anniversary edition of ‘Random Access Memories,’ fans can look forward to even more previously unreleased material. Daft Punk’s commitment to their fans is evident in their continued efforts to keep their music alive and relevant, even after retiring from the music industry.
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