It didn’t take long at all for Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell’s funky, Chic-echoing single “Get Lucky” to become one of the biggest songs in the world. Although Daft Punk purists may contend that it doesn’t reach the duo’s highest, most fist-pumping heights, it’s on track to be a Song of the Summer contender. And it only took a couple of weeks of its existence for people to take to the Internet with their own versions.
You’ll probably get quite a few precious YouTube kids doing acoustic versions, aspiring laptop DJs creating mashups with it and, oh, I don’t know, Fleetwood Mac or something, but the winner in the “Get Lucky” covers race so far is English folk trio Daughter, fronted by Elena Tonra. Like the best covers, Daughter makes the song their own, turning it from a jovial prelude to a night out to later on, in a dark corner of a bar, with someone you’ve just met, or maybe even after the night is over, and you’ve had too much and are wondering where everything went wrong. “He’s up all night to get lucky,” has never sounded so heartbreaking. Listen to Daughter’s version below.