Daft Punk announces Split with a Cryptic Video
Famous French electronic music duo Daft Punk has announced their split. They made the announcement with the help of a cryptic video on YouTube, titled “Epilogue”. The duo is parting ways after being together for nearly 28 years.
Daft Punk announce their split!
The video named Epilogue contained an excerpt of their wordless 2006 film “Electroma”. They announced the split on Monday and confirmed it through their publicist. However, they didn’t give any reason for the split in their announcement.
Formed in 1993, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are the names of the guys behind Daft Punk. But, they kept their identity and faces hidden behind robot helmets. They rarely gave interviews or showed their faces in public. In their final 8-minute farewell video, the two wander away in a desert, when one of them takes their jacket off, revealing an energy pack. The other presses a button which sets off a timer, causing an explosion. The shot then cuts to sunset as Daft Punk’s Touch plays with this image:
Their debut album Homework from 1997 shot them to fame at the start, with dance hits like Around The World and Da Funk. Then, by 2001, Daft Punk had donned their iconic helmets and continued to release their electronic hits, including One More Time and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
Daft Punk’s last album was 2013’s Random Access Memories, which contained amazing tracks like Get Lucky. The album was such a success that it led to their Grammy win. Since then, the duo worked with The Weeknd on two songs in his album Starboy, along with the track I Feel It Coming. You can watch their Epilogue video below: