After what felt like decades of feverish anticipation—the initial SNL ad, the Coachella ad, the Pharrell and Nile Rodgers ad—”Get Lucky,” the first single from Daft Punk’s upcoming album, Random Access Memories, is here. Yes, it’s actually here. It’s not a Vine of an Instgrammed photo of the robots in the studio. It’s not a billboard floating on the moon with “Get Lucky” sheet music plastered to it. It’s not a guy making music with lasers. It’s a real song. And it’s good.
After this prolonged anticipation period, it’s tough not to be a little let down by an event song like “Get Lucky”—let’s call it the “Suit And Tie” syndrome—but once you peel back the hype, this is a very simple and elegant track. Anchored by a billion-dollar Nile Rodgers guitar riff that could have been plucked straight from any classic Chic album of your choosing, Daft Punk has crafted a hypnotic, low-stress celebration of debauchery. Yes, Pharrell singing about a phoenix at the beginning is a little silly, but if you slow your eye-roll for a minute, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the song’s straightforward, unadorned beauty. Listen to it eight times below.