You're On

Album: Adventure (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Madeon penned this with UK songwriter Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," Disclosure's "Latch"). The French electronic music producer tweeted "it's inspired by my love of pop music, cool chords and chopped up diva vocals."
  • This features vocals by up-and-coming soul singer-songwriter Kyan. Asked by Digital Spy how he decides on his collaborators, Madeon replied: "Well, generally it's because I'm a fan and I feel like it makes sense in the sonic universe I have in mind, and sometimes it just happens organically through meeting people and being fans as well."

    "I wrote a song with Jimmy Napes, 'You're On', and I was looking for a vocalist for a long time, and I was kind of struggling to find someone that would capture what the song is about," he continued. "I heard Kyan, he had a go and it was instant. It was amazing, it was perfect. So I guess that what I'm chasing is the least frustrating, most natural, most organic pieces coming together. You don't want to force it."

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