Woke up this morning with coffee in hand and ready to work, but decided to skim the news before cracking on into some edits. Then I saw the headline:
While I knew this would happen eventually, the news was still a gut-punch to me. There were two things I've wished for before death: Daft Punk releasing another (or final) record, and to see them live, since I've never seen them live before. I know the duo are old now, and they have dabbled in pursuing separate collaborations with other artists after RAM, so it SHOULDN'T be a surprise to hear Daft Punk closing shop. But Daft Punk are one of those musical legends that mean a great deal to a lot of people, including me. Their music just hits different: groovy, catchy slappers with solid production, sure, but their tracks just had that special sauce that made them emotional, and especially with RAM, deeply personal. I'm gonna miss them very much.
What are y'alls thoughts? Favorite album and/or track? I don't have a favorite track, but I think RAM is my favorite album from Daft Punk.