Daft Punk didn’t release a new song on Monday but they did release a long, frills-free mix of a blues artist’s back catalogue that was featured heavily during the Sant Laurent Spring/Summer 2013 runway show.
Saint Laurent is designer Hedi Slimane’s latest fashion house, and his hotly watched Spring/Summer line was, excuse the hyperbole, the place to be Monday night. Daft Punk weren’t in attendance. Instead, spectators found this card on their seats when they arrived:
Junior Kimbrough, the artist in question, was quite the legendary blue musician in Mississippi before his death in 1998. The song you can hear in the video is “I Gotta Try You, Girl” by blues musician Junior Kimbrough off of his posthumous 1999 album “God Knows I Tried.”
Here’s the original: