The cryptic maze to uncover Madeon’s secret EP has been solved [Listen]
“The prince will lead to Celine.”
For Madeon fans, that phrase served as just one of countless puzzle pieces that comprised the chaotic chase that the Good Faith author led them on over the past year, with further clues following the release of “The Prince.” After a collective team effort, those following the treasure map have now finally reached its destination: the “release” of a secret Madeon EP.
On December 12, 2017, Madeon found himself at a breaking point, hitting a creative wall that resulted in a 24-hour project where he was able to air out all of his musical frustrations. Through the alternate reality labyrinth, only 200 vinyl editions of the EP were found by fans, and Madeon allowed those select few to either hold onto the records for personal enjoyment or generously share them with the public, which they have decided to do.
The six-track demo EP was described to be the impetus for Madeon’s sophomore album, Good Faith, and without it, the LP may have never become what it currently is. Writer’s block is something that every single musician faces at one point or another, and those moments of creative despondency rarely—if ever—see the light of day. It requires an ample measure of courage to share something that an artist isn’t necessarily prideful of, and Madeon was able to do just that, revealing a genuine and eccentric fleeting phase to his album’s creative process.
On the backside of the vinyl’s cover, Madeon shared the following message:
“ON THE 12TH OF DECEMBER 2017
MUSIC MADE ME FEEL NOTHING
I MADE SOME ANYWAY
FOR 24 HOURS
OUT OF ANGER
IF ALBUMS TESTIFY ERAS
THIS IS JUST A DAY
THIS IS AN ENTRY IN MY DIARY”
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