Madeon Reveals New Song From Forthcoming Album, “Be Fine”

The Good Faith roll out continues today with Madeon’s new single, “Be Fine.” Further distancing himself from early singles like “The City” and “Finale” and embracing his new style first featured on Adventure, Madeon presents a softer, sultry side to his music.

“Be Fine” is impossibly easy to listen to over and over again. I’ve probably had it on repeat for 30 or more minutes while writing this review. It’s effortless. Madeon’s voice glides over the production with the deftness of a Cirque du Soleil performer, and with the backing choir, this is truly an uplifting listening experience.

Madeon says of the track, “It’s a song that I wrote about joy, but sometimes joy is dangerous. Sometimes joy comes from the wrong place and being fine can mean different things. That I can understand from my own experience and mental health challenges. If but whatever you hear when you listen to it is fine too. If you listen to it and see it as a celebration of joy, that’s great, that’s what I want you to hear too, and if you listen to it and hear something else that’s very valued.”

Listen to “Be Fine” below. The Good Faith Live tour will kick off on October 30, more info HERE.

Madeon – Be Fine [Lyrics]

Today the world is gonna do me right
The sun is rising in my head
Until I just cannot believe my eyes
And you tell me it’s another phase
Does it matter if

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IDM Artist Healing Spells Returns With New Album 'Vestiges,' Pushes Sound Even Further

IDM Artist Healing Spells Returns With New Album ‘Vestiges,’ Pushes Sound Even Further

IDM is a funny thing to try to place against the recent pop juggernaut that EDM has become but it still has a loyal fanbase and is actually quite important to the development of electronic sounds. With the “I” in IDM standing for “intelligent,” this form of dance music is really at the leading edge of experimentation and creating new sounds.

Tokyo-based artist Healing Spells definitely falls into the sound-pushing category with his latest LP Vestiges, as he turns IDM into true experimental electronica and then takes it back again.  This album seems to really push the beat matrix in dance music in a way we’ve not seen from Healing Spells before. Fans will recognize his characteristic bleeps and bloops, lofi drum samples and 80s-inspired melodies but a discernible beat proves elusive in many of the tracks.

Anyone looking for a beat in this mass of sound “vestiges” (hence the album’s name?) would be wise to do two things: listen to the vocal loops and not expect the drums or snares to provide a beat. The vocals loops almost always repeat themselves in a consistent pattern on this release, so once the listener finds that loop in tracks like “Altitude,” “Through the City” or the title track, the brain can sort of construct its own followable rhythm. If you rely on a drum or snare coming in, however, forget it. They come in at random intervals and often don’t lead anywhere.

Healing Spells has become sort of a sonic trickster

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