Daft Punk's unreleased fifth album sitting in 'limbo'

Daft Punk have a fifth album that they worked on in 2018.

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Daft Punk have a whole album sitting in 'limbo'
Daft Punk have a whole album sitting in 'limbo'

Daft Punk's unreleased fifth studio album is sitting in "limbo", according to their session drummer Quinn.

The 'Get Lucky' hitmakers - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo - are said to be working on getting the follow-up to ‘Random Access Memories’ to fans.

The sticksman told the student-run television show 'alt.news 26:46': "I keep checking in. I’m told they’re working on it."

Quinn continued: “Thomas had this keyboard, and actually had a computer program, and he was just experimenting. He was just hitting things. We were literally just trying to get vibes across."

The drummer made a unique contribution to the record, although he has no idea if it will make the final cut.

“I remember playing this one thing — my piano board, the insides of a piano — I put my kick pedal on the strings and played it like a kick drum. I remember those guys really loving that. I don’t know if it’ll make the record. It was the craziest, weird-sounding things.”

Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. and a wind musician were also part of the project.

He said: “That unnamed record, I think will be a lot of spontaneous things."

Quinn just hopes they manage to get it finished so they can share it with the world.

Last year, saw the Parisian electronic pioneers release the 10th-anniversary reissue of their seminal 2013 LP ‘Random Access Memories’ and a drum-less version.

The reissue came after the duo announced they had parted ways after 28 years together in 2021.

The pair announced the news in spectacular fashion via a dramatic video titled 'Epilogue'.

In the video, the French pair were seen sporting their trademark space helmets and leather jackets.

During the scene, one of them looked at the other and revealed an energy pack on their back.

Then, the other member touched a button on the pack and a big explosion happened.

The eight-minute video clip cut to an image captioned "1993-2021" - in recognition of the group's lifespan - before the scene transitioned to a setting sun.

Concerns about a rise in the use of AI in music led to their split.

Thomas said: "As much as I love this character, the last thing I would want to be, in the world we live in, in 2023, is a robot."

In April 2023, Thomas unveiled his solo orchestral ballet score 'Mythologies' and unveiled his face during interviews.

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