Daft Punk announces split, ends with video titled “Epilogue”
Highly influential and iconic duo known as Daft Punk has officially called it quits and they say goodbye to their fans via a new video called Epilogue and through their publicist.
The duo composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo had already parted ways and retired according to their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier. The publicist however did not expound on the reason for the split/ retirement.
These talented musical artists also released a video called “Epilogue” today which featured the pair doing a dramatic separation. Check out the video below.
It’s a trippy and very heartfelt video that says farewell to the duo as well as to their fans in the most spectacular fashion possible. And it also brings back their classic helmet and jacket look, still not doing an official face reveal.
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met in the mid-’80s at school in Paris as teenagers where they first formed a rock band called Darlin’ together with their friend Laurent Brancowitz. They released a song which got trashed so bad by the Melody Maker, who called it daft punky trash. This literally paved the way for the duo’s music career armed with a clever name and a lot of talent. They also officially adopted the negative review comment as their name.
Their first single “The New Wave” was released in 1994 followed by “Da Funk” in 1995. The latter became a hit and was part of the first album “Homework” (1996).
The album that really put them in the map however was the 2001 album “Discovery”. It’s first single “One More Time”. The next album released was “Human After All”. They then showed up again in 2010 with an orchestra this time for the Disney reboot-sequel “Tron: Legacy”.
Apart from the two songs with the Weeknd, the duo’s musical efforts in the years since have been low-profile. But given their past history, it’s extremely unlikely that we’ve heard the last from Bangalter and de Homem-Christo, whether or not they’re working together, or as Daft Punk.
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