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"Digital Love" is the third track from Daft Punk's second studio album, Discovery, and the third single from this album. The lyrics were written by DJ Sneak and sung by Daft Punk themselves.

Daft Punk was featured in a Gap commercial with Juliette Lewis dancing to this song.

Composition[]

DJ Sneak

DJ Sneak (Carlos Sosa) wrote the lyrics for "Digital Love".

As documented in the Discovery liner notes, the song features a sample of "I Love You More" by George Duke. The sample was worked into an electronic pop song about unspoken love with lyrics by DJ Sneak[1] and vocals performed by Daft Punk.[2] Friend and occasional collaborator Chilly Gonzales remarked upon the unresolved chord progression derived from the sample, noting that the suspended harmonies contribute to the song's sense of longing and desire.[3]

The track is known for the solo featured prominently on its second half. Thomas Bangalter revealed that the solo was created using a mixture of elements, aided by music sequencers. "No one plays solos in their songs anymore, but we wanted to include some on the album."[4] Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo also noted the duo's use of in-studio equipment to evoke the sound of a previous artist:

On 'Digital Love,' you get this Supertramp vibe on the bridge. We didn't sample Supertramp, but we had the original Wurlitzer piano they used, so we thought it would be more fun to have the original instrument and mess around with it. We use mainly vintage synthesizers, like older electric pianos like the Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet. We didn't use the Clavinet on Discovery, but I usually use it in my studio.[5]

Music video[]

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Daft Punk - Digital Love 4K HD HQ

Like all songs from the album Discovery, the music video for "Digital Love" is a scene from the film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, which features no dialogue, but rather songs from Discovery throughout the whole film.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Digital Love" (radio edit) 3:59
2. "Digital Love" (album version) 4:58
3. "Digital Love" (Digital Dub) 4:58
4. "Aerodynamic"  
5. "Aerodynamite"  
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Daft Punk — Gap Commercial Spot (HD)

Gap Ad

Samples used[]

  • "I Love You More" by George Duke

Sampled in[]

And more

References[]

  1. Carlos Sosa (aka DJ Sneak) received a songwriter credit in the liner notes of Discovery (2001) and full lyrical acknowledgment in the end credits of Interstella 5555 (2003).
  2. Discovery liner notes: "performed by Daft Punk."
  3. Lachman, Ed (April 30, 2013). Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | The Collaborators, Episode 6: Chilly Gonzales. The Creators Project. YouTube. Retrieved on April 30, 2013.
  4. Chris Gill. ROBOPOP. Archived from the original on 3 January 2006. Retrieved on 3 January 2006.
  5. Bryan Reesman, Interview at mixonline.com [1] November 10, 2014
  6. https://www.whosampled.com/sample/18493/LCD-Soundsystem-Daft-Punk-Is-Playing-at-My-House-(Soulwax-Shibuya-Mix)-Daft-Punk-Digital-Love/
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