Daft Punk’s phabulous, Pharrell-assisted “Get Lucky” has leaked roughly a thousand times over the past week, with fans taking it upon themselves to stitch together snippets from the dynamic duo’s Coachella album teaser, myriad of “Saturday Night Live” spots, and “Creators Project” interviews, then attempted to pass the end result off as the real deal.
Of course, most folks haven’t been fooled … though things reached a head on Wednesday, when a radio edit of the song — supposedly broadcast by a Dutch radio station — began making the rounds, and, with its added lyrics, and improved audio quality (Nile Rodgers’s guitars sound awesome), well, it certainly seemed legit.
MTV News attempted to verify the leak with a spokesperson for Daft Punk’s label, Columbia Records, but received a firm “no comment,” though, a second source confirmed it was, in fact, the genuine radio edit of the single (and yes, things are so super-secretive when it comes to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories album that we’re relying on anonymous sources).
However, that same spokesperson for Columbia did confirm one bit of conjecture: “Get Lucky” will be made available for download at exactly 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday (April 19), meaning that, in less than 14 hours, you’ll finally know if that version you’ve been listening to is legit.
Meanwhile, Random Access Memories is due on May 21, which is still like five weeks away. Pace yourself, kids.
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