The Game of Love (Daft Punk song)

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"The Game of Love"
Song by Daft Punk
from the album Random Access Memories
Genre
Length 5:21
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Thomas Bangalter
  • Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Random Access Memories track listing
"Give Life Back to Music"
(1)
"The Game of Love"
(2)
"Giorgio by Moroder"
(3)

"The Game of Love" is a song written and recorded by French electronic music duo Daft Punk for their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. It is the second track on the album. The song features lyrics performed by Daft Punk using vocoders.

Background[edit]

"The Game of Love" features vocoder singing by the duo.[1] Thomas Bangalter expressed that "There’s this thing today where the recorded human voice is processed to try to feel robotic." He explained that their intention was to produce robotic vocals with expressiveness and emotion.[2][3] Nick Stevenson of Mixmag described "The Game of Love" as "a song about lost love [that] tugs at the heart strings, even if it is being sung by an android."[4]

Recording[edit]

For the robotic vocals heard throughout Random Access Memories, Daft Punk restricted themselves to using vintage vocoders and avoided software plugins.[2][5] When asked which of the two Daft Punk members performed the vocoder lyrics, Bangalter expressed that it did not matter.[6] The duo produced most of the vocoder tracks in their own private studio in Paris, with later processing done by Mick Guzauski at Capitol Records.[7] Giorgio Moroder elaborated that Daft Punk would take "a week or so" to find an adequate vocoder sound, and an additional few days to record the lyrics.[8]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison, Andrew (June 2013). "Total Recall". Q Magazine (323): 88–89. 
  2. ^ a b Weiner, Jonah (April 13, 2013). "Exclusive: Daft Punk Reveal Secrets of New Album". Rolling Stone. RollingStone.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ghosn, Joseph, and Wicker, Olivier (April 18, 2013). "Daft Punk Revient Avec Random Access Memories". Obsession (in French). Retrieved April 18, 2013. Exclu: Les morceaux de Random Access Memories commentés par Daft Punk. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Nick (April 30, 2013). "Nick Stevenson: Random Access Memories Review". Mixmag. Archived from the original on May 5, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mason, Kerry (May 10, 2013). "Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured Random Access Memories". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Baron, Zach (May 2013). "Daft Punk Is (Finally!) Playing at Our House". GQ. 83 (5): 76–82. 
  7. ^ Tingen, Paul (July 2013). "SOS Interview: Recording Random Access Memories". Sound on Sound (USA). 28 (9). 
  8. ^ Lachman, Ed (April 3, 2013). "Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | The Collaborators, Episode 1: Giorgio Moroder". The Creators Project. YouTube. Retrieved April 3, 2013.  External link in |work= (help)