For the past two decades, artists have been scrambling for the highly coveted honor to collaborate with Daft Punk. But the duo remains elusive, offering their credits to a mere handful of artists.
Berlin-based band Parcels have successfully snagged that honor, joining the ranks of The Weeknd, Kanye West, and Pharell Williams. The group just released their newest single, “Overnight,” produced and co-written by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, otherwise known as the talented French duo, Daft Punk. The glossed over, delicious licks and subtle vocals pair elegantly, as the track closely mimics the masterful production behind 2013’s Random Access Memories.
The five-member band behind the genius collaboration, Parcels, is relatively new. Formed in mid-2014, the pop-electro group blends elements of electronica and funk disco, a perfect fit for a Daft Punk collaboration. The band describes their meeting with Daft Punk as an unplanned, chance encounter; they simply happened to be playing in Paris when they encountered the French duo.
“In 2016 sometime, we played in a small Paris club, underground. Our first French show,” Parcels told Billboard. “We brought all of our energy to stage and the crowd matched it. The room became very warm, the crowd was grooving. Sometime during the set, little did we know, two robots entered. They liked it.”
The crew met again in early 2017, gathering at a secret location in Paris to record the funky, nu-disco track “Overnight.”
Listen to “Overnight” below, out now on Kitsuné Music.