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After last month’s news that Nile Rodgers might be helping Daft Punk with their new album, more details have come to light about their forthcoming album. Oscar-winning songwriter Paul Williams, who is apparently working with Daft Punk, claimed their album could be released as early as June.

He was at a SXSW screening of his film new film ‘Paul Williams Still Alive’ and in a interview he confirmed: “I have written songs for Daft Punk. This material will appear on their new album, coming maybe June.”

Last month, Nile Rodgers also posted the following message to his website, detailing that the musical duo had been ‘hanging at his house’.

“Today I’m going to spend some time with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo better known as Daft Punk. We’ve briefly met before when they were doing some sort of listening party in NYC back in the 90’s. The scene was chaotic and we didn’t really have a chance to have an artistic connection, except they did tell me that they were sorry about my former partner Bernard Edward’s death. And they dug CHIC. The feeling is mutual.

“I dig Daft Punk. When I first heard “Da Funk” I thought it was one of the grooviest records I’d heard in a long time. The song “One More Time” came out when I was on a trip to Paris and I visited Virgin records.

“I almost hooked up with the guys then but I don’t remember what went wrong. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” I simply thought was one of the coolest records of the year when I heard it.

So everything is pointing to a welcomed return for the French duo sometime in 2012 – and from the looks of it, it could be sooner than you think.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.