The French electro duo Daft Punk announced their separation, this Monday, February 22, by sharing a video simply titled Epilogue, through his YouTube channel.
The video in question, which is almost eight minutes long, is an excerpt from their science fiction film. Electrome, released in 2006. The words “1993-2021” appear halfway, after one member has activated a bomb on the other. After the explosion, the limb still in one piece walks towards a rising sun, in the middle of the desert, accompanied by the words «Hold On, If Love Is the Answer, You’re Home», from the song Touch.
Without going into details, Daft Punk’s agent, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed to the specialist site Pitchfork that it was indeed the end for the duo after 28 years of career.
Formed by the still helmeted artists Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo, Daft Punk has released four career albums: Homework (1997), Discovery (2001), Human After All (2005), Random Access Memories (2013). All in addition to signing the excellent soundtrack of the film Tron: Legacy (2010).
These albums have seen the birth of many global successes, including Get Lucky, From Funk, Around the World, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and One More Time., in addition to having a marked influence on several world-renowned artists.
The duo’s last show in Montreal dates back to 2007, as part of the tour Alive 2007.
In 2016, Daft Punk collaborated with Canadian artist The Weeknd on the title I Feel It Coming, taken from the album Starboy.