French dance music duo, Daft Punk, comprising of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have officially brought over 28-years of partnership in the music business to an end. Pitchfork confirmed their breakup through the group’s longtime publicity, Kathryn Frazier, but didn’t add further explanation.
However, their retirement announcement is fast catching the eyes of the world for its unusualness. Music groups or solo performers mostly announce retirement through press releases, but Draft Punk took another alternative. The group picked a section of the film Electroma, a 2006 production released by them to inform fans.
Daft Punk, formed in 1993 got their landmark breakthrough around the world with a debut album, Homework, with smashing singles such as “Around the World” and “Da Funk.” They hardly appear in music videos released by them but transformed into the robot that accompanied the release of their second album, Discovery in 2001. And with singles like “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” they got the world dancing, hence were now in the category of global superstars.
The success was followed by albums like Human After All, Alive and then the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. From their style of music to their trademark robot costumes, Draft Punk maintained one key image in the minds of fans – they prefer the unconventional. In 2013, their single Get Lucky from the album Random Access Memories lifted the duo back unto the lips of music lovers again. Out of 12 Grammy Awards nomination, Draft Punk, picked 6 and 4 of them coming from the success of Random Access Memories.
Before retiring in 2021, the group has worked with Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, who recruited them to co-produced Yeezuz album, and also worked with The Weeknd on Starboy.
And with The retirement announcement they just gave the world, the group has proven that consistency in the face of being different can be maintained to the latter.
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