Madeon presents new track "Home"
Madeon presents new track "Home"


Hugo Pierre Leclercq, or better known by his stage name Madeon, is a French music producer from Nantes, France. This talented young artist started producing music with only 11 years, at that time under the name “Deamon”. Later on this name turned into “Madeon” which is an anagram of his old nickname. The breakthrough came with his track called “Pop Culture”, viewed almost 30 million times on Youtube. His latest composition wears the name “Home” and serves as an introduction to his upcoming debut album called “Adventure”, due out March 31. It also is the first song the young producer has released featuring his own vocals.


After listening to his newest track and without any expectations, all I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised.  A different, refreshing sound permeates the entire song. Madeon has not given up the electronic style, but still, this song is something completely different from the EDM we are used to listen everywhere. With only 20 years of age, he has already created his own original style and sound, making it easy to recognize his tracks. We are looking forward to listening to the whole album, hoping to hear more quality melodies like this.


Madeon explains how “Home” was written and describes his creative process as “this thing that I do frequently, where I lock myself in the studio for 24 hours. I wake up in the morning, have a cup of coffee, start a clock and I have a countdown of 24 hours. I don’t leave the room and I have to write three original songs from scratch. It’s very, very intense, very physical, because sleep deprivation kicks in. Sleep deprivation shuts down a few sections of my brain, it makes me feel like I’m floating. It’s the closest thing to drugs that I would do. I start doing things and it’s no longer ideas going through the brain to the body to communicate with the studio, it’s like all melting together a little. I like it, actually. And it’s very intense emotionally, because you can never stop, you have to work non-stop. The last track on the album, Home, was written that way. 16th or 17th hour, sleep deprivation had started to impact, I was just in that exhaustion phase and I started feeling incredibly vulnerable and incapable of writing music. So I wrote a song about that kind of feeling, about giving up. And because I was alone in the studio and I have to finish it, I sang on it myself: I’m not a singer, but it was interesting and touching to have those fragile, vulnerable vocals on there.”


If you want an early taste of his upcoming album, make sure to visit the 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival taking place at The Gorge in Washington. But that’s not all for U.S. fans. On April 10, his first ever North America headlining tour kicks off and you will have lots of chances to catch Madeon nearby. Since the announcement of the tour, Madeon has added an additional 16+ show in New York on April 24 to take place earlier that day. Los Angeles and Seattle dates are already SOLD OUT, and the San Francisco show has been moved from The Regency Ballroom to The Warfield to accommodate the overwhelming demand. The full tour dates list is below, so check it out and try to grab your tickets in time.

Madeon - Adventure

April 10 The Warfield San Francisco, CA *NEW VENUE*
April 11 EMPO Awards Mexico City, Mexico (DJ SET)
April 12 Coachella Indio, CA *SOLD OUT*
April 15 El Rey Los Angeles, CA *SOLD OUT*
April 16 Beta Nightclub Denver, CO (DJ SET)
April 17 Celebrities Nightclub Vancouver, BC (DJ SET)
April 18 Foundation Nightclub Seattle, WA (DJ SET) *SOLD OUT*
April 19 Coachella Indio, CA *SOLD OUT*
April 23 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
April 24 (early) Webster Hall New York NY **SECOND SHOW ADDED**
April 24 (late) Webster Hall New York NY
April 25 Echostage Washington, DC
April 26 House of Blues Boston, MA
April 28 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
April 29 Bluestone Columbus, OH
April 30 Canopy Club Urbana, IL
May 1 House of Blues Chicago, IL
May 2 Royal Oak Detroit, MI
May 3 Segredo Madison, WI
May 4 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
May 7 London Music Hall London, ON
May 8 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
May 9 New City Gas Montreal, QC
May 22-25 Sasquatch! Quincy, WA

Written by FestPop Senior Staff Writer

Bernarda Brčić

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