Daft Punk has recently shared a previously unreleased track titled “The Writing of Fragments of Time.” The documentary-style song is set to appear on the 10th-anniversary edition of their final album, Random Access Memories. It takes a behind-the-scenes look at the writing and recording of their Todd Edwards collaboration, “Fragments of Time.” The song is accompanied by a Cédric Hervet-directed video that can be found below.
Described in the press release as a tradition similar to “Giorgio by Moroder,” the album track where Giorgio Moroder shares a story over instrumentals, “The Writing of Fragments of Time” is a must-listen for any Daft Punk fan.
Todd Edwards, the collaborator of Daft Punk in “Fragments of Time,” gave a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 where he discussed the unreleased song. According to him, the song includes some witty lines from Thomas Bangalter, and he found the duo’s breakup news unsurprising. He explained that knowing the inner workings and personal level of the band, he understood that the friendships, chemistry, and partnership can be like a marriage, with ups and downs, and that it’s better to stop forcing something that doesn’t work.
When asked about the possibility of Daft Punk getting back together, Edwards didn’t rule out the idea. He believes that the world needs more innovators and risk-takers like Daft Punk, and he hopes that producers and musicians take away the lesson to take chances without worrying about failure.
Daft Punk has been a significant influence on the music industry for decades, and their music continues to inspire new generations of artists. With the release of “The Writing of Fragments of Time” and the 10th-anniversary edition of Random Access Memories, fans can revisit the collaborative magic of Daft Punk and Todd Edwards and celebrate their innovative legacy.