Daft Punk Officially Broken Up

It's official: Daft Punk have split up. The influential duo has released a video titled "Epilogue" that symbolizes the end of the group after a 28 year run. The split was also confirmed by their publicist.


Consisting of French artists Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Daft Punk had several successes over the years including winning Album of the Year at the 2013's Grammy Awards with Random Access Memories. Throughout their history, the duo is credited with changing the course of modern music, with their electronic sound and masked identity.

The robot concept has always been part of the artistic choice of the French electronic duo and it's definitely still present in their epilogue video.

Daft Punk's Epilogue Video

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The eight minute video begins with the two walking side by side in a desert at dawn, wearing their usual helmet and leather jackets. Suddenly, one of them stops and takes off the leather jacket. Turning his back on his music partner, we see that there's a switch system. Tension arises as the partner hesitates in doing what he knows he'll have to do.

Outstanding is the moment where it almost seems like the one with his back turned is clenching his jaw for making this painful decision.

The countdown begins as the one that has been deactivated walks away, without turning back. He finally stops when the countdown reaches 8, 7, 6, 5....

Daft Punk's Epilogue Video

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Boom. He's gone, exploding in thousand pieces, while his partner observes the scene from far away. A choral version of their song "Touch" (2013) starts playing in the background and on the screen appears: 1993 - 2021.

Daft Punk's Epilogue Video

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The one left can't do anything but walk away in either the sunrise or sunset, leaving a clear message to all the fans that have accompanied them for all these years - whether it's a new beginning or a full on goodbye, the music that Daft Punk have made is meant to stay.

Watch the full video below.

Daft Punk - Epilogue

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