Even though they are one of the most beloved dance music acts in the world, Daft Punk are notoriously stingy with original music. The last time the duo of French knob-twiddlers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter last released an original album in 2005 (the excellent Human After All), and the last time they dropped a single was in 2007 (and even that was just a live version of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” a song from 2001 that got a new life thanks to Kanye West’s fandom). But that will all change pretty soon, as Daft Punk have put together all of the music for the upcoming 3-D event flick “Tron: Legacy,” and a new video just premiered that not only reveals a bunch of new footage from the movie but also a juicy minute or so of the pair’s new single “Derezzed.”
The new track has everything you could possibly want from a Daft Punk track. It has a heavy, dramatic opening followed by a torrent of keyboard propulsion and powerful kick drum-fueled beats. The song has that rare quality in dance music that obviously will sound great in a club but will also be perfectly reasonable playing on your personal stereo while you let it turn you into a fine white ash. (As an aside, there is no greater walking-around-town-listening-to-your-iPod album than Daft Punk’s landmark 2001 album Discovery.) Plus, the video also gives a glimpse of Daft Punk’s cameo in the film itself (first revealed to MTV by Olivia Wilde last year).
“Tron: Legacy” will be hitting theaters in dazzling 3-D on December 17, while the full-length soundtrack by Daft Punk will be available on December 7. Check out the full video after the jump, and let us know what you think about Daft Punk, “Derezzed” or “Tron: Legacy” in the comments below.