Daft Punk, the Parisian band responsible for the absolute most famous dances and pop tunes anywhere, has disbanded. They announced on Facebook and YouTube with an 8-minute video entitled "Epilog". The video on youtube had over 6,700,000 views in a few hours.
Notwithstanding, the band's marketing specialist Kathryn Frazier has affirmed that this is in reality the end according to Pitchfork .
Τhe video finds Daft Punk walking in the desert, one moving away from the other to a point, then turning face to face.Then they come close again looking at each other while listening to the desert air. One robot takes out its uniform, turns its back on the other, at the same time the other programs the countdown. The robot starts moving away until it reaches a point where it stops moving.
There the countdown reaches the end and the robot explodes. Αfter the explosion a logo appears that reads '1993-2021'. So then music is heard on the video and the landscape changes to a sunset in the desert. The remaining robot continues to walk alone in the desert while the sun sets or rises.The video is extremely allegorical and documentary showing the dissolution of the duet as well as the lonely path they chose to take from now.
The clip is taken from their 2008 film Electroma.
Daft Punk, consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have been very successful over the years with international hits such as "One More Time", "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and "Get" Lucky ", while they have also won six Grammy Awards.
They achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement; they also had success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synthpop. They are one of the most influential acts in dance music history.
Daft Punk wore ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most public appearances since 1999 and rarely granted interviews or appeared on television. They were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (also known as Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records.
Lead single "Get Lucky" reached the top 10 in the charts of 32 countries. Random Access Memories won five Grammy Awards in 2014, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky". In 2016, Daft Punk gained their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "Starboy", a collaboration with The Weeknd. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 12 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.
Watch the video below.