From humble beginnings creating YouTube videos to phenomenal music tours, Madeon has somewhat skyrocketed into popularity around the world. And rightly so, because his new album Adventure is a comforting reminder of what the French-electronic genre really is. Shall we take a look?
You’re On, featuring indie musician, Kyan, was released as a single along with the announcement of the album’s name. It’s a very happy-go-lucky tune with Kyan’s vocals making the track just that extra bit better! Taking it even further, You’re On would then go on to get remixed by musicians like Gramatik, Oliver, and Alex Metric – each with a different take on Madeon’s tremendous single.
OK is next on the album – containing vocals from the talented singer, Ed Drewitt, and world-renowned pop star, Charli XCX, it’s an action-packed track, interlaced with lots of chopped up samples. Having guest stars on his album doesn’t stop there! His next track, La Lune, features the lead singer of Bastille (Dan Smith) and you really get a unique, Bastille-esque vibe for sure!
One of my favourite songs on the album though is Pay No More, featuring the American Electro-indie band, Passion Pit. Passion Pit have always been known to create technological masterpieces, such as Sleepyhead and I’ll Be Alright, so a collaboration between them and Madeon should be good? Nope. In fact, it’s astounding. Michael Angelakos’s smooth vocals in a sense just make this track so beautiful!
Imperium is one of the tunes on the album that showcases Madeon’s original formula that he used to make electronic tracks. However, if his album consisted solely of his own works, rather than collaborations, then he probably wouldn’t have got as much attention off of the release – not that it’s a bad thing either! Imperium would then go on to get mixed by Australian artist, Filterkat (check it out here).
Overall, Madeon’s has made a great statement with his album, combining the French electronic scene with mainstream pop, which does take a lot of talent to do, but being the talented artist he is, Madeon has pulled it off in spectacular style.