In one of the most unexpected resurgences ever, disco legend Giorgio Moroder, whose career has enjoyed a second act in the last two years thanks to his appearance on Daft Punk’s “Giorgio By Moroder” and his debut DJ set at Brooklyn’s Output, is coming back full force with his first album of new material in over three decades. Having signed to Sony Music/RCA, Moroder’s upcoming album will feature vocal appearances from Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Sia and more.
In celebration of the announcement, Moroder, who blazed trails producing Donna Summer in the ’70s. has released a future-retro animated video for one of the songs on the record – the perfectly titled “74 is the New 24.” The song is classic Moroder with smothering synths, crystal piano breakdowns and a robotic vocoder dropping in for the song’s chorus.
One thing that is remarkable about the new track, as well as “Giorgio’s Theme” which Moroder released in the summer, is the overall vitality and seamlessness of it, sounding simultaneously fitting of his most famous work, while sounding not out of place in today’s landscape. In his press release, Moroder speaks about the timelessness of his platform. “Dance music doesn’t care where you live,” he says. “It doesn’t care who your friends are. It doesn’t care how much money you make. It doesn’t care if your 74 or if you are 24 because… 74 is the new 24!”
The new album is currently untitled, but “74 is the New 24” is such a fantastic title, that should really be it. Watch the video via The Creators Project.