It’s been a full decade since Hugo Pierre Leclercq introduced his sonic identity, Madeon, to the world. While the then 16-year-old Frenchman rode an unprecedented wave of hype into the front lines of dance music stardom, it’s clear that Leclercq’s work ethic and dedication to his craft have turned the one-time prodigy into one of the industry’s most bonafide creators.
Now, at just 25 years old, Madeon flexes his growth as an artist with the release of his sophomore album, Good Faith. In a AMA yesterday, Leclercq detailed the personal evolution that led the recent LP to take on more of an artist album identity than that of a producer album. He also divulges into studio inspirations, and how “unlearning” certain dance music production techniques gave Good Faith the pop that it needed.
Here are seven takeaways from Madeon’s recent AMA:
The ups and downs of self-discovery that led to Good Faith
How “Heavy With Hoping” simply fell into place
The journey from “Shelter” to Good Faith (with bonus input from Porter himself)
Relearning from the ground up…
Conceptualizing Good Faith as a live show
The work that goes into a Madeon masterpiece
And for those wondering what food they should sneak into the show to gift to Madeon…