Returning to the limelight after his breakout year of 2021 which saw the release of his debut LP Living the Phantasm, Morgin Madison steps into 2022 with “Drifter” ft. Dominique.
Available Friday, January 14 via the artists’ longtime label mau5trap, “Drifter” is Madison’s exciting first single of the calendar year.
Celebrating his cherished, nostalgia-ridden sound, Morgin Madison continues to craft intimate lyricism into his progressive aesthetic. Weaving a tale of one-sided love, Madison’s synth-forward production style aims straight for the heart.
Enlisting pop starlet Dominique, the LA born-and-raised songstress lends a moving vocal performance to the already deeply emotive track. Combining the best of his revered progressive house sound with a moving deep-seated edge, Madison’s “Drifter” ft. Dominique is the exciting first look at the producer’s new year and direction.
“With ‘Drifter,’ I wanted to create a song that took my sound into a very intimate direction, while still holding onto my roots in progressive dance music,” explains Morgin Madison on his new single. “Once I teamed up with Dominique on vocals, the song became a beautifully nostalgic anthem about a one-sided relationship. While a lot of my music feels more vast and ethereal, ‘Drifter’ brings you in close for a bittersweet journey.”
Morgin Madison’s Living the Phantasm rose to critical acclaim upon it’s April 2021 release, garnering high praise from the likes of Magnetic Magazine, Soundigest, Dancing Astronaut, and Beyond The Stage Magazine, who called the album Madison’s “magnum opus.
On Living the Phantasm, Morgin Madison creatively funnels the personal highs and lows of a year that seems to have been ripped from a dystopian alternate reality. When the year 2020 plunged much of the world into an extended period of tension and gloom, Morgin found himself at home creating music for a time that felt like a distant dream. With the music industry seemingly collapsing, he began to ask himself “if this is it, what do I want to say before I go?” The question triggered a creative streak uninhibited by concern for the future, giving him room for expression in its purest form. Living the Phantasm was born.
Madison’s breakout year of 2021 culminated in a nostalgic progressive-drenched single “Running” ft. Fluir (mau5trap), and a final remix of Tritonal & EMME’s “Out Of The Dark” (Enhanced Recordings). Madison’s impressive rise to dance music stardom is heavily celebrated by SiriusXM, with his single “Feels Like” peaking at #3 on SiriusXM Chill, and “Far From Home” ft. Gregg Sgar reaching #1 on the BPM chart.
“Far From Home” ft. Gregg Sgar was further celebrated by BPM, hailed by the station as their #9 record of the year on its 2021 chart, and hitting #46 on Billboard Dance’s airplay.