Fans of Daft Punk who were eagerly awaiting a reunion are now left gasping for breath as the robots have quashed rumors of a comeback at the 2024 Summer Olympics.
In a recent interview on the French public radio channel France Inter, Thomas Jolly, the artistic director of the Olympics’ opening ceremony in Paris, discussed the possibility of a reunion. He stated, “It would be very exciting if they were part of this ceremony. We can’t help but think about it.”
Towards the end of the interview, however, Jolly came clean and admitted he had “lied a little about Daft Punk.” Fuel was added to the fire when a report by the French newspaper Le Parisien cited an anonymous source claiming that the legendary electronic music duo had met with the Olympic planning committee “several months ago.” A representative for the robots ultimately dispelled the unfounded rumor in a statement provided to Rolling Stone but not before it had ignited a frenzy among Daft Punk’s devoted fans.
“This is a rumor and not true,” the representative told RS.
In response to Daft Punk’s denial, Jolly backpedaled, taking to X (formerly Twitter) to share his own statement. He wrote, “After discussing a potential appearance at the ceremony, the group’s decision is not to participate. I respect this decision and apologize for the ambiguity of my comments.”