Maths (song)

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Maths deadmau5 single.jpg
Single by deadmau5
from the album Album Title Goes Here
Released February 17, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Electro house, complextro
Length 6:52
Label mau5trap, Ultra Records
Songwriter(s) Joel Zimmerman
Producer(s) deadmau5
deadmau5 singles chronology
"Aural Psynapse"
"The Veldt"
"Aural Psynapse"
"The Veldt"

"Maths" is a single by Canadian EDM producer deadmau5.[1] It is the first single from the album Album Title Goes Here.


An unfinished version of the song appeared in 2010. Originally intended to be a 12th track in the album 4x4=12, it was omitted due to Zimmerman not being able to finish it in time. It later appeared in a YouTube video called "drowned rat",[2] which showed Zimmerman on a water scooter in Lake Ontario, recorded via a helmet camera. It was uploaded on June 1, 2011, and scored large popularity after being uploaded.

It was played throughout the Meowingtons Hax Tour, and then released on February 17, 2012.

Music video[edit]

The music video for Maths was released on February 23, 2012.[3] The video consisted of a quotation board displaying a loop of various mathematical symbols and expressions. The text changes throughout the video, though recurring things as "__MATHS___", "_DEADMAU5_", and "><><><" are often displayed. deadmau5 later explained on a Facebook post that the video is indeed unofficial, and that "someone over at the label just chucked this together and uploaded it without running it by anyone".[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[5] 31


  1. ^ Zimmerman, Joel. "Maths (Original Mix) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Joel (1 Jun 2011). "drowned rat". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Unofficial and UNAPPROVED video my labels management just threw up here". YouTube. 23 Feb 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  4. ^ Zimmerman, Joel. "deadmau5 on Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-09-05. sorry about the confusion, someone over at the label just chucked this together and uploaded it without running it by anyone... its not the official video. just somethin for youtubes n stuff. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-03-03" UK Dance Chart.