“Fragile,” as the track seems to be called, appears to have been found by daftworld, a fansite for the band, and was picked up by music blog KD Buzz. It certainly sounds like the band’s trademark chiming electro, and it manages to be both atmospheric and danceable. If the whole score (which may be released as a double album) can match this, we’re in for a treat.
MTV interview with Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski:
MTV: Why’d you choose to go with Daft Punk for the soundtrack?
Kosinski: I’m a huge electronic-music fan. This is a film where there was a lot of interest from different electronic bands that I follow to work on the film. I felt it was important, just as the first film was so forward-thinking visually and Wendy Carlos’ music was so innovative, I felt we had to do the same thing here. So rather than going with a traditional film composer, I wanted to try something fresh and different. I set up a meeting with Daft Punk. We met for pancakes at the 101 Coffee Shop in L.A. one morning. These guys take “Tron” very seriously. Obviously, “Tron” was a huge influence on them. It was almost like they were interviewing me to make sure that I was going to hold up to the “Tron” legacy. But the more we talked, we realized that creatively, we were totally synced up. I’ve been working on it with them for over a year and a half. I don’t know of a movie where you’re working on the soundtrack months before you start filming. The level of integration between the music and the film is incredibly strong.
MTV: Will it integrate any of the original themes?
Kosinski: There’s a certain level of nostalgia with something like this, but we never want it to go to a level of campiness. So we’ve been very careful to make sure we’re serving our story. If you hear any music from the original film, it will only be in the appropriate place.