Well, it looks as if this weekend’s rumours that Daft Punk have left long-time label Virgin/EMI to sign a new deal Sony/Columbia are true, and there’s even better news as their 4th studio album will be released this May, according to the Guardian.
So far details are scarce, but we do know that Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Paul Williams have all worked on the album in some way.
Rodger’s recently said that we’d hear his collaboration the next time he visits Japan, which is rumoured to be sometime in March/April. We wouldn’t be surprised if the fist single coincides with the anniversary of the duo’s ‘Discovery’ album, which came out March 12.
Daft Punk released their debut album ‘Homework’ in 1997, followed by ‘Discovery’ and ‘Human After All’ in 2001 and 2005. Their most recent release was the soundtrack for Tron: Legacy in 2010.
One note of caution: nothing has been confirmed by the group’s management or new label. And while that’s not surprising, it does seem odd. But it does seem as if it’s on, so if you’re planning to release something in May, I’d hold off if I was you.