It has been almost five years since Daft Punk released Random Access Memories. Fans still want a new album, but instead the pair have been working on projects for other artists like Parcels, The Weeknd and Pharrell. Todd Edwards recently sat down with Jax Jones on Beats 1 to talk about a myriad of things, but one main topic was his work with Daft Punk. He revealed that he has a vocal album with Daft Punk “in the mix for the future,” which has caused some people to perk up about the possibility of more music locked up somewhere.
Edwards worked with the robot duo on "Face to Face" from Discovery and then later "Fragments of Time" from RAM. He was asked about working with them and if there was anything more coming up.
"Right now? No, but I mean, basically a lot has gone on like, when we first won the Grammy, and I’m very thankful that I was a part of that, basically the goal was to put together a vocal album [with them], but I was going through a lot,” Edwards says.
“I mean, you know moving to a new city, adjusting to life, it can take a lot out of you, so my creative juices weren't flowing. It would have been really appropriate for me to have had an album ready to go when the Grammy dropped, but there’s still a vocal album in the mix [for the future].”
Daft Punk don’t just haphazardly release music, so if these songs aren’t good enough they probably won’t ever be released. There are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of demos also sitting on hard drives somewhere. But it is interesting to hear about this much music with another artist being left gathering dust from Daft Punk. Hopefully it will find a home somewhere for everyone to hear.