The Veldt (song)

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"The Veldt"
Single by deadmau5 featuring Chris James
from the album Album Title Goes Here
Released 8 May 2012
Genre Progressive house, ambient house
Length 11:40 (Original)
8:40 (8 minute edit)
2:50 (Radio Edit)
Label mau5trap
Ultra Records (US/Canada)
EMI (Rest of world)
Writer(s) Joel Zimmerman, Chris James
Producer deadmau5
deadmau5 singles chronology
"The Veldt"
"Professional Griefers"

"The Veldt" is a song by Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5 and features vocals from American musician Chris James. The song is featured on deadmau5's sixth studio album Album Title Goes Here.

The song was inspired by the 1950 short story by Ray Bradbury. The song was created during a 22-hour live stream. Chris James was found on Twitter by deadmau5 when James created his own vocal rendition of the song. deadmau5 liked his James' rendition so much that he included it in the official release of the song.[1]

The music video is based on "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury and is loosely based around the 2010 video game, Limbo.

The song was ranked at #48 on Rolling Stone' list of the 50 best songs of 2012.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "DEADMAU5 'THE VELDT'". Mixmag. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  2. "50 Best Songs of 2012: Deadmau5, 'The Veldt'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-12-25.