As you may or may not know, this week celebrates the CMJ Music Festival in New York City. While it is not uncommon to have surprises and guest appearances at events during the annual festival, this year there was a very special one that is worth alerting you to. Namely, two French robot electro house fiends who have achieved god-like status around the world.
Yes, friends. None other than Daft Punk made a guest appearance during the Phoenix show at Madison Square Garden last night. Why Phoenix? Fellow Frenchmen. Why now? After all, Daft Punk has not made a public appearance in three years. Well, Disney’s Tron: Legacy, for which Daft Punk has been signed to do the soundtrack, is just around the corner. So now all the pieces are starting to fall into place, it seems. For more info on the event, check out Billboard’s writeup.
So now I’d like to address one of the main concerns that I hear popping up all over the place. Namely, the question of “will Daft Punk live up to their legacy?” It is so far unclear as to what the answer will be. We all know that we’re expecting greatness from these two. As a huge Daft Punk fan myself, I would like to issue a bit of advice for all our readers going into these next few months. Firstly, understand that the Tron soundtrack is not an artist album. It is a movie score, and as such the tracks are not meant to be club bangers, but instead were composed to fit the style and scenes of the movie. Therefore, I would recommend you go into the movie without expectations and just appreciate the music for what it is meant to be. With that said, it should be an absolutely incredible soundtrack. Just don’t be discouraged if you don’t want to play the songs at your next party.
Daft Punk hasn’t had a new album for quite some time now, and it is my personal suspicion that they have another artist album in the works but that they had to put it on hold or avoid talking about it in order not to hamper the attention that Tron: Legacy would be receiving. Kinda makes sense. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if an announcement of an album were mentioned within six months of the movie’s release. Only time will tell…