The most influential French pop musicians DAFT PUNK who collected six Grammys have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years.
The group announced it on Monday in classic form ”wordlessly, through music and iconography, in a YouTube video called “Epilogue.”
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at a Paris school in 1987 and they officially formed Daft Punk in 1993.
In the video, titled Epilogue, which has been viewed more than 13 million, since it was posted Monday, the robots wear their usual space helmets and jackets as they walk in a desert landscape. One of them sets a countdown clock on the other’s back, prompting the beeping robot to walk away and explode. A message flashes onscreen: 1993-2021, as the duo’s 2013 song Touch plays and the other robot walks into the sunset.
They officially formed Daft Punk in 1993, and the helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians released their debut album, “Homework,” 1997. They first found success with the international hit “Da Funk,” which topped the Billboard dance charts and earned them their first Grammy nomination. A second No. 1 hit and Grammy nomination followed with “Around the World.”