Daft Punk Announces Split After Almost 30 Years


Bianca Sanz, Writer

On Monday, the French music duo, Daft Punk, suddenly announced they are splitting up after nearly three decades of making hit songs such as “One More Time,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” “Get Lucky,” and many more well known songs.

The popular electronic music duo released a final video Monday about the French faces behind the helmets, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have split.

The announcement came in an eight-minute YouTube video named “Daft Punk-Epilogue.”

The musicians, with their trademark robotic helmets, are in a desert. One walks away until a timer on his back sets off a blast of debris and smoke. The screen then goes back and says “1993 – 2021,” meaning the end of the iconic duo.

“The video that they released was so cool and I think it was a great way for them to end their careers,” said senior Lauren Alvarez.

The famous duo first launched their careers with their first nomination in 1998, while their first two wins came in 2009 for “Harder Better Faster Stronger” and “Alive” in 2007.

“Since I was little, I listened to Daft Punk and it also brings back memories for the pep rally from my freshman year at La Salle,” Alvarez said.

Throughout their career, the duo was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning half of them, including four in 2014.

The group also won “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for their classic song “Get Lucky” and “Album of the Year” and “Best Dance/Electronica Album” for Random Access Memories.

Their robot performance personas have affected individuals all over the world and we are all truly sad to see them go.