Daft Punk Premiering Unreleased Song at Paris’ Pomidou Center
This Thursday (May 11), Daft Punk will premiere a previously-unreleased song at Paris’ Pompidou Center. The track, titled “Infinity Repeating,” will appear on the duo’s 10th anniversary reissue of Random Access Memories, which arrives the following day. “Infinity Repeating” was originally tracked during recording sessions for Random Access Memories, and features vocals from Julian Casablancas, who also appeared on the LP single “Instant Crush.”
According to Pomidou Center’s website, there will be three ways to experience “Infinity Repeating” at the museum. For the “ultra-high fidelity listening experience” the track will be played on a sound system composed of 30 speakers. The center will also host a “cinematic experience” to accompany the song, as well as a “collective experience” that will feature a video debuted on the giant screen at the 350-seat Pompidou Center Forum. Admission is free on a first-come first-served basis.
The Pompidou Center is intertwined with Daft Punk’s history: in 1992, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo attended their first rave at the museum when they were still teenagers.
Daft Punk broke up in February 2021. They announced the news with an 8-minute visual titled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma. Last year, they reissued their pivotal debut album Homework.
Bangalter recently released a new solo LP, Mythologies, featuring compositions from his first independent orchestral work. Mythologies was commissioned for the ballet of the same name in 2021.