A new Daft Punk song has hit the web. Press play below to hear "Horizon" for yourself.
"Horizon" is something of a departure from the instrument-based funky dance tunes that populate the group's new album, "Random Access Memories," which was officially released to great fanfare on Monday, more than a week after it leaked online.
Included as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the "Random Accesss Memories" LP -- the band's first in almost a decade -- "Horizon" is not the Robots' best material, but it might remind listeners more of the group's earlier releases given its more electronic soundscape.
But it's also very chill, which contrasts with Daft Punk's image as purveyors of thumping dance hits. With their new album, Daft Punk have gone further to redefine themselves than perhaps any other band in recent memory.
"Random Access Memories" is on track to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on May 29, Billboard reported, adding that it could sell more than 300,000 copies by Sunday alone, which would make it the second-best first week for an album so far this year, after Justin Timberlake's smash "The 20/20 Experience," which sold nearly a million copies in its debut week.
The album is Daft Punk's first proper LP since 2005's "Human After All," and music fans around the globe have been yearning to hear it since the first track, "Get Lucky," hit the web as a teaser. In the meantime, the duo recorded the soundtrack to "Tron: Legacy," in 2010, and a second live album, "Alive 2007," in 2007.
But it's the first real studio album since "Human After All," and the bonus is an interesting add-on.