This is one of the very first songs I got super excited about being mapped in the game.
The beatmap feels super triumphant and it is a very good “Hard” song. I made the transition from Hard to Expert tracks shortly after playing this one. While it would be tremendously easy for me to go back and play it now, it was a good challenge then and I’m glad it exists. Both Madeon and Porter Robinson are two of my favourite artists, I would love to see both Madeon’s Adventure and Porter’sWorlds get full maps for the complete albums.
“Icarus” is a single release by Madeon that was released in 2012. Madeon has a discography composed of many two types of music- songs that are more pop-based, such as “Pay No Mind,” and instrumental electro-based jams. As Madeon stated in his interview with PopJustice, “Icarus” is the latter:
“But basically when I want to write a song, if it’s more of a pop song it’s 125, and if it’s more electro it’s 126. ‘The City’ is a pop song so it’s 125. ‘Icarus’ was more electro so it’s 126.”
The original track was Madeon’s first single to achieve chart success, peaking within the top 25 dance singles in Belgium and as the fifth most popular dance single in the UK. The track since its release has also received success by being featured in the soundtrack of the 2012 racing game Forza Horizon, as well as the deluxe version of Madeon’s first album, Adventure.
In addition to this, popular mashup YouTuber SilvaGunner uploaded a rip of the Forza Horizon version of “Icarus” and turned it into a mashup of the song with several different audio memes, which released on April 21, 2017. A fan music video for the song called “Memed to Life” was created later that year and has gained over a million views.
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