Daft Punk’s “Around the World”
Directed by Michel Gondry
March 7, 1997
Daft Punk’s music videos are all gold! I highly recommend checking out videos for songs such as “Technologic,” “Robot Rock,” and really any song you can find if you enjoy this one. I find many of their videos to be oddly hypnotic working alongside the rhythmically repetitive lyrics. This is a music video that has no narrative or superfluous images that detract from the song. Instead, Gondry intends for the video to compliment the song by having the choreography match the instruments.
Watch the video again and notice how the dancers in the center follow the beats of the drums, the skeletons match the guitar, and the tall, weird-looking guys match the bass line. I think Daft Punk videos do a great job in adding imagery to the music without losing its focus.