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Hugo Leclercq, the musician known as Madeon, first appeared to many as something like a teenaged fireball. In 2011, his frantic yet perfectly sculptural “Pop Culture” famously sampled 39 hits, live, from Daft Punk to Solange, instantly propelling the then-17-year-old to the international stage. By the time of his debut album, Adventure, in 2015, Madeon was a globally beloved artist with production credits for Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Now, a few years later, Madeon is perhaps a more deeply seasoned artist than wideeyed dreamer from Nantes – but he’s just as ambitious as ever. “All My Friends” is the radiant introduction to this new era. Joyful and bright, it’s the sort of pop song that, by any other artist, would have required hard work from a team of writers and producers. Madeon, of course, wrote and produced the whole thing himself. Following the path he began on Adventure with songs like “Home,” he is the sole vocalist on the track. “It’s fun to do a song that’s so blatantly, sincerely pop,” he says. “I love to make that kind of music mostly on my own – you’re not really supposed to be able to make it that way.”