The main word that comes to mind when I listen through this album is brilliant. Not just in terms of the technical production quality, but the general feel. French house DJ, Madeon took 3-years to create his second studio album and made sure to leave no stone unturned. Good Faith is grandiose, bright, and almost cinematic. He uses soaring synths, heavy drums, and soulful melodies to create soundscapes that ultimately, serve to inspire. While he normally outsources vocals to other artists, Madeon primarily relies on chopping and tuning his own voice to create a layered effect that feels more like a choir rather than a singular sound. For those unfamiliar or even a bit frightened of the world of beep-boop music (aka EDM), Good Faith is a great entry point into the world of quality electronic sound and is easy on the ears for all.
Bonus Content - Madeon’s story is pretty awesome. Like many DJs, he first went viral with a series of remixes, including this 4-minute masterpiece in which he stitched together 40-some songs into a seamless mix. Incredibly, it doesn’t even sound chaotic but rather glides from one sample to the next, including songs from other French legends like Daft Punk and Bastille. This not only caught the eye of millions of fans, but also another electronic production savant, Porter Robinson. The two went on to produce one the most popular electronic anthems of all time, Shelter, and even did a nationwide tour together. The rest is history.