Daft Punk shocked the crowd at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 25 by showing up to help present Best Female Video and to preview their new song, “Lose Yourself to Dance,” off of their recent album Random Access Memories.
When the Daft Punk duo showed up on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in suits and shiny helmets and gloves, fans thought that they would be in for a surprise performance. While the French electro-pop singers did not perform, they did join collaborators on their hot summer hit, “Get Lucky,” Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, to help present “Best Female Video” to Taylor Swift.
Daft Punk Previews ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ Video at VMAs
Even though there was no live performance, they did preview a clip of their new video of “Lose Yourself to Dance,” which also features Pharrell and Nile. The song is off of their album Random Access Memories.
The video shows the foursome rocking out in front of a crowd with their signature helmets and glittering silver suits. The crowd went wild with anticipation for the megastars! This video is sure to go viral.
Daft Punk Chooses The VMAs Over Stephen Colbert
Daft Punk got notably dissed by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report on Aug. 6, when the duo was slated to perform on his show and canceled their appearance last-minute.
Colbert said, “Unfortunately, Daft Punk is not here. We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago. Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards — spoiler alert! Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: No one told me until two hours ago.”
“Get Lucky” was nominated for the “Song of the Summer” VMA but lost to One Direction for “Best Song Ever.”
WATCH: Daft Punk Premieres Clip Of New Song ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’
— Ivy Jacobson