“Epilogue” is the name of the video that Daft Punk posted on Youtube. In it you can see the duo with their famous helmets in the desert. And then what the fans interpret as a clear sign of the breakup follows: After one last look, one band member starts the other’s self-destruct mechanism. This part of the duo takes a few final steps before an explosion shatters them into a cloud of black dust.
The video ends with a sunset and the fade-in “1993-2021” – a reference to the year the electro duo was founded. Kathryn Frazier, who is named by the music portal “Pitchfork” as Daft Punk’s long-time spokeswoman, confirmed the separation to the German Press Agency in Paris, but gave no reasons. The published video is the corresponding statement of the two.
The French Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo always appeared in public with robotic helmets. The y are world-famous, but can move anywhere undetected. The duo had their biggest hit in 2013 with the song “Get Lucky”. The album “Random Access Memories” was probably the last studio album of the duo. Bangalter and Homem-Christo first made a name for themselves in clubs and were able to land their first hit in 1995 with the song “Da Funk”. Meanwhile, Daft Punk are considered to be the most influential figures in the electronic scene.
The eight-minute video that has now been published shows an excerpt from the duo’s 2006 film “Electroma”. For the 90-minute science fiction road movie, the two artists slipped into the role of two robots who want to become humans. The film ends tragically for both characters: one of them explodes, the other runs around burning at the end.
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