Last month I was lucky enough to purchase tickets to Madeon’s Good Faith tour in Tokyo (held at Akasaka Blitz). The event was so popular that tickets sold out in a matter of 10 minutes, but fortunately through a lot of refreshing on the Lawson Ticket site I was able to buy a standing ticket. The standing tickets are the best in my opinion, because you’re able to get close to the stage and dance!
Though I lived in America for many years, this was the first time I had ever seen Madeon live. His performance was such an emotional ride that it’s hard to describe with words, but I was filled with nostalgia and inspiration as I watched him pour his every being into his music. The visuals were stunning, and perfectly matched the theme of each song. In addition to songs from Good Faith, he sang nostalgic songs like Shelter and played a number of live edits that took careful precision and timing. In fact, he put so much into this performance that he was nearly out of breath at the end, but he kept on singing for all of us.
Some of my favorite visuals are the ones shown below:
Good Faith has a lot of highs and lows, and the visuals were carefully designed to reflect that. Similar to Porter Robinson’s shows, the visuals shift with the feeling of the song. Some of them are very complex with intense motion, while others are very still and soft. The show really is a trip and I think everyone can find something that they relate with here [as he intended].
If you haven’t listened to Good Faith yet, please take the chance to when you have time. You won’t be disappointed. My favorite song is “Miracle” because it deals with working out a lot of complex emotions (fear, anxiety, hopelessness), but delivers a powerful meaning. All of the songs are beautiful and combine a mixture of piano, synth, and electronic sounds. Seeing him play on the piano nearly brought me to tears because it was so beautiful.
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I hope to attend many more shows like this in the future!