Despite your opinion on Get Lucky, the first single from Daft Punk’s forthcoming Random Access Memories, you can’t deny it’s ripe for a rework. Where most people saw a seemingly endless loop that may have been ruined by overexposure, London trio and recently announced Splendour In The Grass 2013 act Daughter saw massive potential and have today released their rendition of the mega hit.
The cover seems to add a lot more weight and texture to the track and, rather than simply invoking the image of Pharrell Williams chilling in some club with two dudes in robot helmets with sequin suits and Nile Rodgers trolling for some sweet, sweet ‘tang, Daughter’s version invokes a sense of heartbreak and devastation in the idea of going out just to “get lucky”, which perhaps reflects the reality of the situation a little clearer.
The cover was recorded over at BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge for a radio special. The session comes in the wake of the band’s debut full-length arrival If You Leave, which is available now. Daft Punk’s version of Get Lucky is also available now, and Random Access Memories drops on 16th May.
You can check out the far more restrained, atmospheric and generally classier version of Get Lucky below.
Listen: Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)