Madeon opens up about depression and announces new single, ‘Be Fine’

Madeon‘s highly anticipated return to dance music has been a gratifying journey to say the least. Ushering the Good Faith chapter of his musical career, the French synthpop producer released singles, “All My Friends” and “Dream Dream Dream” to positive reception from peers and fans alike while debuting his eponymous Beats 1 radio show. Now, after months of waiting, Madeon has delivered Good Faith in full spirits.

In a heartfelt letter to fans, Madeon opened up about his depression leading up to the completion of his forthcoming album, its impact on him after the debut of his Good Faith show at Lollapalooza, and his subsequent decision to put the album on hold. Citing the thematic elements of the album as his motivation for continuously working on his mental health, the “Shelter” producer thanked fans for their patience and empathy in the delay.

“That’s the intimate theme of this work to me: making sense of joy, making sense of darkness. Along the way, over more than three years, Good Faith has been the horizon, the reason I would fight over and over again to get healthy. I want this album, this tour and all that will come after it to paint for you the picture that’s been vividly in my mind all this time.”

Madeon also announced the newest single from Good Faith, “Be Fine” and its release date: Wednesday, Oct. 16. His Good Faith tour will commence later this month.

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