Grammy-winning French duo Dft Punk announced on Monday that it was breaking up after 28 years. The electronic cast shared the news in a dramatic, eight-minute video titled “Epilogue” on Monday.
Thomas Banglater and a publicist from the group Guy-Manuel de Homme-Christo confirmed the breakup, reported Variety. The “epilogue” begins with the couple, who have hidden their identities behind large helmets, walking around a desert and with a leather jacket with daft punk printed on them.
A few minutes into the video, his walking speed begins to vary. As one moves forward, the other is left behind. Moments later, the member, who has gone far enough, looks back to find another artist. The latter leans under his head, his body language demonstrating resignation, as his partner walks up to him.
As their eyes meet, one of them removes his jacket and shows an energy pack on his back. The other member hesitantly opens the pack and switches at a button. The unbuttoned person starts to go away and bursts within seconds. The rest of the artist moves slowly as the group’s song “Touch” plays in the background.
Daft Punk was formed in 1993, but its first album, “Homework”, was released only in 1997. In between, the group dropped two singles – “Da Funk” and “Zinda” – both of which became huge hits.
In a distinguished career spanning nearly three decades, Duff Punk has delivered many memorable tracks such as “One More Time”, “Digital Love”, “Get Lucky” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Strong”, which made these two a 2009 earned at Grammy’s.
The remaining five Grammy Awards from Monster Punk came for their albums “Human After All” (2006), “Alive 2007” in 2009 and “Random Access Memories” (2014) and the 2014 track “Get Lucky”.
For a generation that became familiar with Duff Punk over the years, she would be sworn in by “Starboy”, a 2016 collaboration with R&B singer The Weeknd. In fact, another work of the trio, “I Feel It Coming”, became a huge hit in the days of the release of “Starboy”.