Her first single in four years, and this is one of the most fun and happy records I’ve listened to in ages!
Words cannot express how much of a good record Medellín is! Teaming up with Maluma for two songs off her highly anticipated 14th Studio Album, Madame X, this record is filled with Latin vibes that are so catchy you’ll want to Cha Cha Cha your way around the world.
I’ve had this record on repeat since I pre-ordered Madame X after the album went on pre-order yesterday and honestly, this is so different to her past material but is a reminder of why Madonna is an icon.
Yesterday, I tweeted from the official website’s twitter account:
…and you can see why I’m excited because Rebel Heart, currently, is her best work to date since her 1998 album, Ray of Light, considering it carried a progressive sound all the way through that made it fun and happy to listen to, but the fact Medellín is entirely different from her past records, I can already sense that Madame X will have a progressive sound as the themes of the 14th Studio Album will centre around different themes, but at the same time, is highly likely to carry a progressive sound all throughout.
iTunes Editors’ Notes:
“The whole inspiration for this record was completely and utterly based on going out in Lisbon and trying to make friends,” Madonna told Beats 1 host Julie Adenuga. “Portugal is such a melting pot for so many different cultures—there’s a lot of people from Brazil, Angola, Spain. You can stand out on a balcony and hear some incredible voice carrying through the starlit sky, and it’s just so magical you can’t help but be inspired by it.”
Fourteen albums in, immersing herself in new cultures as a way of sparking ideas may be standard procedure for Madonna, but her recent move to Lisbon opened her to incorporating not just different sounds but different languages. As evidence, look no further than the first single, “Medellín,” one of two collaborations on the album with Colombian pop star Maluma. “I met him backstage at the Video Music Awards,” she said. “And then I heard from his manager that he wanted to collaborate with me. I told that to [producer] Mirwais and we started listening to his music more closely, thinking, ‘Okay, how can we do something slightly different but that still has a connection to the music that he makes?’ You could say it’s Latin because we’re singing in Spanish, but I feel like calling it that puts it into too small a category. Please don’t do that.” Pre-add the album to your library now and you’ll get the whole thing when it comes out June 14.
I can see Madame X carrying a lot of hit tracks, as Medellín, at present, is currently in the Top 10 and could potentially claim the Top 10 position before tomorrow’s Official Charts positions are released.
If you haven’t already, give Medellín a listen below, and you’ll understand why I love this record.
MADAME X IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER THROUGH ALL AVAILABLE OUTLETS!
OUT 14TH JUNE 2019