Madonna is back with her first album in four years. Stream Madame X in full now via Apple Music or Spotify.
The Rebel Heart follow-up was influenced by Madonna’s time living in Lisbon, Portugal, and hears the Queen of Pop folding in a multitude of different sounds and styles. Of the 13 tracks, we’ve already heard early singles in the reggaeton-flavored “Medellín” featuring Maluma, the politically-charged “I Rise”, and the Swae Lee-assisted “Crave”.
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Madonna also shared “Future”, a dancehall-infused collaboration with Diplo and Migos rapper Quavo, and “Dark Ballet”, whose video starred rapper Mykki Blanco as Joan of Arc.
When asked about what she hopes Madame X will reveal to critics, Madonna told NPR,
“It’s really not about what I want them to know about me, it’s what I want them to know about my observations about life. And that is that life is a paradox. We all need to be more curious, more open-minded, less judgmental, less discriminating, more accepting, more loving, more adventurous. Madame X would like that to happen in the world. That’s what I want people to know.”
The 60-year-old pop icon will support the new album with a corresponding “Madame X Tour” that begins in September. Find your tickets here.
Madame X Artwork:
Madame X Tracklist:
01. Medellín (feat. Maluma)
02. Dark Ballet
03. God Control
04. Future (feat. Quavo)
06. Killers Who Are Partying
07. Crave (feat. Swae Lee)
09. Come Alive
10. Extreme Occident *
11. Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta)
12. Bitch I’m Loca (feat. Maluma)
13. I Don’t Search I Find
14. Looking for Mercy *
15. I Rise *
* = deluxe versionHere’s an alternate version of the artwork:
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