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07 January 2015 à 15:47

On the trail of Michel Gondry and Daft Punk

In 1997, Michel Gondry directed the music video for the song Around the World by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk. This track, which has now achieved cult status, was a hit across the globe in the 1990s.

This music video sets out to create a visual representation of the song, with each character representing an instrument. The collective dimension and the choreography also play an important role, as the camera follows the movements of the dancers, who themselves follow the rhythm of the song. The visual world it evokes is both naive and intense, blending a disco feel, strident colors, and fantasy characters.

Did you know that...
The phrase "around the world" is repeated 144 times in the album version and 80 times in the radio edit.

All you need to do now is (re)discover the music video of Around the World and its making-of, which features a commentary by Michel Gondry and the two enigmatic members of Daft Punk: Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo.

Latest update : 16 January 2015 à 15:47 CET

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