Daft Punk: 'How many bands are still making good music after 20 years?'
French dance duo say their anonymity makes them like Clark Kent and Superman
The French duo are notoriously anonymous, sometimes refusing to face journalists during interviews. On one occasion, they even wore black cloths over their heads to hide their faces.
Speaking about the decision to keep their faces hidden from their fans, Thomas Bangalter said "I remember when I was a kid, I would watch Superman, and I was super into knowing that Clark Kent is Superman and no one knows. We always thought as we were shaping this thing that the fantasy was actually so much more exciting than the idea of being the most famous person in the world."
He then went on to discuss their new album 'Random Access Memories', comparing it to the movie Scream. "In Scream 2, they have this discussion about how sequels always suck," he said. "The thing we can ask ourselves at some point is like: We're making music for 20 years. How many bands and acts do you have that are still making good music after 20 years? It always sucks – almost always, you know?"
Daft Punk's comeback single 'Get Lucky' is currently at Number One in the Official UK Top 40, having held top position for two weeks. The track features guest vocals from Pharrell Williams and is the first to be taken from 'Random Access Memories', due for release on May 20. Other collaborators on the album include Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder and Chilly Gonzales.