Yeezy recently put work in at Daft Punk's Paris studio.
As reported by Fake Shore Drive, French electronic music duo Daft Punk are contributing toÂ Kanye West's sixth studioÂ album, which we still know very little aboutÂ at this point. 'Ye sampled their track "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" on his 2007 single "Stronger," but this is their first time actually recording together.Â The G.O.O.D. Music bossÂ met with the duo at their Paris studioÂ and "worked out rough vocals on the fly" while they "laid down a combination of live and programmed drums."
The French musiciansÂ revealed these detailsÂ in anÂ interview withÂ Rolling Stone: âIt was very raw: he was rappingÂ âÂ kind of screaming primally, actually,â saidÂ Thomas Bangalter. âKanye doesnât give a fuck,â added Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo.Â âHeâs a good friend.âÂ
According to director and longtime Daft Punk collaboratorÂ Michel Gondry, two new songs have sprungÂ from the session:Â âOne of them, I told him [Kanye]Â it sounded solid and powerfulÂ âÂ I envisioned a cube when I heard it...Â He told meÂ Chris Cunninghamâs already directing the video!â
There you have it - new music and visuals from Yeezy are definitely on the way. If all goes well, his as-yet-untitled album will be dropping later this year.Â
Also,Â Pharrell WilliamsÂ hasÂ appearedÂ on theÂ new Daft Punk trackÂ "Get Lucky," which will be featured on theirÂ upcomingÂ "Random Access Memories" album.Â Watch a preview below, and read an enthusiastic tweet about the KanyeÂ collaboration from DJÂ A-Trak:Â