We’re gradually piecing together stories about the new Daft Punk album. First, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers revealed his involvement in the record. Now, songwriter Paul Williams, famous for penning the Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays,” has claimed he is also involved.
Williams was speaking at SXSW where a documentary on him titled Paul Williams: Still Alive was screening. "I have written songs for Daft Punk,” he said at the festival, in a report from 107.7 The End. “This material will appear on their new album, coming maybe June."
There’s no confirmation of that releases date—it seems likely we would have heard something more substantial by now if the new Daft Punk record was really coming three months from now, unless the duo has expertly kept this under wraps and is planning a Radiohead-style surprise. Either way, it’s good to know Daft Punk is working on something.