This Monday, French digital music duo Daft Punk launched a video on their YouTube channel saying their breakup, ending their 28 years of music manufacturing underneath that title.
The video, titled “Epilogue,” rose to the highest of the location’s trending web page after launch, and exhibits an excerpt from the 2006 movie “Electroma,” which the duo (Thomas Bangalter and Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo) co-directed.
Within the excerpt, two characters stroll collectively by way of a desert, dressed because the duo’s well-known robotic masks personas. The video ends with Bangalter’s character self-destructing, whereas Homem-Christo’s walks off into the horizon alone. The video then fades to disclose a title card studying “1993-2021.”
Later that day, the group’s publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the duo’s breakup however didn’t reveal any particular purpose behind the choice.
Shaped in 1993, Daft Punk launched their debut album “Homework” in 1997 to mainstream success. The songs “Da Funk” and “Across the World” had been each main industrial hits for the group, with their accompanying music movies garnering success on MTV.
Their subsequent album section noticed the primary public appearances of the group’s now-iconic robotic costumes. The alter egos got here from the pair’s need to cover their bodily look throughout interviews, in addition to shyness from their viewers.
“Discovery” was launched in 2001 to much more mainstream success, with hits like “One Extra Time,” “Digital Love” and “Tougher, Higher, Quicker, Stronger.” An animated music movie “Interstella 5555” was later launched in 2003, with the album performing because the soundtrack in regards to the film’s fictional band, “The Crescendolls.”
2007 noticed the discharge of “Human After All,” which was initially met by blended important critiques however nonetheless had standout tracks with “Robotic Rock” and “Technologic.” Their subsequent tour resulted within the launch of their stay album, “Alive 2007.”
The group would go on to compose the rating for the Disney film “Tron: Legacy” in 2010. Each members made a cameo look in personalized variations of their robotic masks, made particularly to slot in the digital world of the movie.
Their fourth and closing studio album, “Random Entry Recollections,” was launched in 2013 to important and industrial success, incomes them three Grammys. The album featured collaborators similar to Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams, the latter two that includes on “Get Fortunate,” which earned the title of one of many best-selling digital singles of all time, in addition to two extra Grammys for the group.
In 2016, Daft Punk was featured on two of The Weeknd’s tracks, “Starboy” and “I Really feel It Coming.” Each songs appeared on the Billboard Sizzling 100, with “Starboy” hitting primary. It was the primary time Daft Punk had ever reached the highest spot within the U.S. “I Really feel It Coming” would finally grow to be the duo’s final single collectively.
The Weeknd, Mark Ronson and several other different artists shared farewell messages and gratitude for the duo’s contributions to music throughout their 28-year profession.
“Daft Punk left the sport with a flawless legacy. I might say enviable however impossibly unattainable is extra applicable,” tweeted Ronson.