Turns out the robotic, Daft Punk, are human after all: the duo have bid the music world farewell. The sight of a YouTube upload on the 23rd of February excited a bevy of fans, especially due to the fact that their last release with The Weeknd hit the scene nearly 5 years ago. Their catchy, trademark sound has been sorely missed since Random Access Memories launched even further back at 7 years ago. In the time since, fans have been speculating about what they might do next.
However, the ominously titled ‘Epilogue’ appeared and startled everyone as the duo announced their retirement. The news made waves throughout the industry, with good reason. In their 28 years, Bangalter and Homem-Christo have infused the musical world with party house funk and groove. Many of their tracks have become classics. No one can deny having heard of “One More Time”, “Get Lucky” and “Around the World”. Each of these tracks and so many more allowed the duo to create a strong global community filled with joy, peace and euphoria, leaving their choice to retire baffling.
However, if we look at what’s left in the wake of their departure, we can see that Daft Punk aren’t leaving us with empty hands. The final seconds of “Epilogue” link back to their first music video “Da Funk”, truly illustrating that they understand how fans have integrated their music into their lives and will happily listen to it all over again. Because, after many parties, clubs and casual listens, their timelessness is unparalleled as robot legends who rocked our world.