It’s trending: On an atypically busy news day, scribblings about the song still rank on Google’s list of today’s most heavily searched news stories.
But is it good? Yeah, it’s good, but it’s still the itty-bittiest bit disappointing because it’s so close to great. While Daft Punk built its palace on a foundation of classic house and disco, the duo’s best music has felt entirely original. Adding a voice as familiar as Pharrell’s to the mix cheapens the magic — which is a shame, because he’s in pretty decent form, here. If you’re experiencing the same unease over Pharrell’s falsetto, tune your ear to Rodgers, perhaps the most inventive and underrated American guitarist alive. He plays that Stratocaster like he truly belongs on this tune.