The iconic French electronic music duo Daft Punk has officially announced it will be disbanding after 28 years.
The two have traveled “Around the World” and blessed fans with legendary hits that we just have to hear “One More Time.” Now the DJs, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have decided to go their separate ways and retire.
According to the New York Post, the music group released an eight-minute monologue called “Epilogue” on their digital platforms. The music group’s publicist, Kathryn Frazier, also told Variety that the news of them departing the group is real.
The announcement video includes the two DJs in a shaded desert. The two are sporting their signature helmets, and they are both wearing black jackets with their brand embroidered on them. The two then walk forward and then face one another in silence. One of the members then removes his jacket, showing what appears to be a battery cell. The other Daft Punk member activates the device on his back; both then step away and explode. A sunrise or sunset creeps in, and Daft Punk’s 2013 single “Touch” plays.
Daft Punk has been in the music game since 1993, creating classic songs and collaborating with heavy-hitter musicians, including Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Kanye West, and more. They also composed the score for Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” in 2010.
We will miss you, Daft Punk!