Daft Punk have announced the title of their new album and its release date.
Titled ‘Random Access Memories’, the French dance duo’s fourth album is out May 21 via their Daft Life imprint on Columbia Records. The pair, which consists of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, recently announced they had left Virgin, with whom they signed to in 1996.
The follow-up to 2005’s ‘Human After All’ will contain 13 new tracks, however, the tracklisting and song titles have yet to be confirmed. Earlier this month, the duo teased the album release with a brief 16 second promo on Saturday Night Live.
The pair have been working with Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who previously hinted their fourth album would appear in 2013, as well as Oscar-winning songwriter Paul Williams and disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder. Animal Collective’s Panda Bear and Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales are also rumoured to have collaborated with the duo.
There were strong rumours Daft Punk would be among the performers at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, though organiser Emily Eavis has denied this will happen.
Daft Punk released their debut album ‘Homework’ in 1997, followed by ‘Discovery’ and ‘Human After All’ in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Their most recent release was the soundtrack for ‘Tron: Legacy’ in 2010.