The two members of Daft Punk, the most famous French singing duo around the world, announced their separation in the news that shocked the global art scene. The two artists with a distinctive style and look, where they never reveal their faces, published an eight-minute video clip in which they announced the end of the joint artistic journey that spanned nearly three decades, and earned them unrivaled international fame. The news of the separation was an event on social media and honorary gestures praising their rich artistic career poured in.
In news that caused shock in the musical community, the two members of Daft Punk, the most famous French singing duo in the world, announced their separation Monday through a video clip titled “The Conclusion” after a career full of successes that lasted nearly three decades.
The video, which is about eight minutes long and posted on social networks, shows the two members of the band wearing their famous robot helmets as they walk through barren desert land.
After they met silently and face to face for a few seconds, one of them switched on the other’s back a counterclockwise, which ended a minute later by detonating it automatically to become a mere cloud of smoke.
A media official who traditionally collaborated with the world-famous French singing duo in electro music confirmed the separation of the band, which was founded in 1993 by Thomas Bangalter (46 years) and Guy Manuel de Homem Christou (47 years).
French musician Jean-Michel Jarre, a pioneer in the electronic genre, told Agence France-Presse, commenting on the news of the separation, “We have always cultivated a sense of contradiction, while the whole world puts on a mask and they decided to remove it.”
Jarre praised Daftbank’s “unique” musical style and “the exquisite elegance they showed in saying goodbye to the crowd.”
The news of Daftbank’s separation sparked the Twitter network, as an average of 32 tweets were published per second, according to Visibrain.
And among the unexpected gestures of honor, the French Ministry of the Armed Forces re-posted a tweet for a music clip containing a mixture of Daft Punk works played by a military band during the official celebrations of the French National Day on July 14, 2017.