Producer Paul Williams reveals Daft Punk album is set to drop this summer
michael baggs
16:05 18th March 2012

French electro stars Daft Punk are rumoured to be releasing a new album in June 2012, reveals Oscar-winning songwriter Paul Williams.

Williams, who wrote the soundtrack to the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone, told fans at a screening of his new film Paul Williams Still Alive at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas that he had been working with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and added that the record might be ready for release in early summer 2012.

“I have written songs for Daft Punk," he announced during an interview at the festival. "This material will appear on their new album, coming maybe June.”

Williams join Chic's Nile Rodgers on the increasingly varied list of artists working on the French duo's long-awaited studio comeback. Daft Punk's last release was 2010's Tron soundtrack.