The French duo Daft Punk who had performed some of the most popular electronic dance and pop songs ever has broken up. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced the news with a video full of ‘Epilogue’. Kathryn Frazier, the long broadcaster of the group, confirmed the news but didn’t say the reason for the breakup.
The 28-year-old band gained worldwide fame with songs ‘Around The World’, ‘Get Lucky’, ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ and many more. They represented a vision that changed electronic music forever with a science fictional aesthetic and enthusiastic pop sounds.
The duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who shared this sad and surprising news with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue” taken from the 2006 Electroma films, of course, did not make an individual statement on the subject.
We are very curious about the details of the breakup. Fans were slowly preparing themselves for a piece of new album news but now, everyone is surprised by the separation of the band.
Who was Daft Punk?
Before saying goodbye to the musical duo, let’s remember who Daft Punk was and their 28-year musical career full of achievements. Thomas Bangalter and “Guy-Manuel” de Homem-Christo are French musicians, record producers, singers, songwriters, and obviously DJs. They have had many successful periods in their music career. Let’s see which albums gained them fame and success!
- Their debut album was “Homework” in 1997. “Around the World” and “Da Funk.” songs are also included in this album.
- Their second album was “Discovery” released in 2001. With their second album, they began to perform with their distinctive robot costumes and helmets.
- They gained worldwide fame with their singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Also with their third album “Human After All”, the live recording “Alive 2007” and the soundtrack of the movie “Tron: Legacy” they were all over the world!
- “Random Access Memories” album released in 2013 and was one of the biggest successes of the duo. The single “Get Lucky” in this album came first in the charts. The duo won two Grammys with their album selling millions.
Last but not least, Daft Punk has also produced 12 Grammy nominations, 6 awards, 4 studio albums, 2 documentaries, a movie, 2 live albums, and a soundtrack in 28 years. It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to these two. Hope to listen to them again in the future!
Fans have been making comments on the posts of the group’s official Instagram account.