Madonna enlisted Maluma for a moody and eye-popping track titled ‘Medellín’
The Queen of Pop is playing all her cards for her new music project Madame X, which is going to be released on June 14th.
‘Medellín’ has been the chosen one to inaugurate this new theatrical and mysterious era. The track, which is a collaboration with Colombian famous but also polemic artist Maluma, is sort of surprising and an outstanding return to form for Madonna. The use of vocoder above the latin beat, the demonic cha-cha-cha part and that “slow down papi”, just so odd but addictive.
Madame X will include 15-track, being 5 of them collaborations with Maluma (twice), Anitta (in a track that samples ‘Faz Gostoso’ by BLAYA), Quavo and Swae Lee. As it was rumoured, Mirwais has credits on almost every single track of the album.
Plus there’s a new rumour that the song titled “Killers Who Are Partying”, which insiders are calling “a more typical Madonna track” being released before the end of April.
Here we leave you almost the whole press release for Madame X:
“MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: ‘Medellín’ Video World Premiere,” on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:00 pm BST / 4:00pm ET/ 1:00pm PT. Madonna will join British DJ Trevor Nelson and fans live from London for a conversation about the influences of her new album, and the creative forces behind her transcendent career. “Medellín” collaborator and Colombian pop star Maluma will join live from Miami. Madonna will also take questions during the global event via satellite from MTV’s Sway Calloway and fans in New York City, with additional MTV-hosted events in Milan and São Paulo.
Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences. Singing in Portuguese, Spanish and English, highlights on the album include “Medellín,” which was co-produced by Mirwais and captures the spirit of Maluma’s hometown, the anthemic song “I Rise,” the Jamaican dancehall vibes of “Future” featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo, as well as the sonically innovative Mirwais produced “Dark Ballet.” Recorded over 18 months in Portugal, London, New York and Los Angeles, Madonna collaborated on Madame X with longtime producer Mirwais, as well as with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.
“Lisbon is where my record was born,” Madonna says. “I found my tribe there and a magical world of incredible musicians that reinforced my belief that music across the world is truly all connected and is the soul of the universe.”
Madame X will come in a standard and deluxe version of the album. A Target CD version will feature the deluxe version of Madame X plus an additional two tracks. Pre-order the Target deluxe at Target stores or online at Target.com. A variety of exclusive bundles of Madame X with one-of-a-kind limited merchandise, as well as limited vinyl and cassette versions of the album. Further details regarding the album, videos and appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.
Here’s the tracklist of Madame X:
Medellin (with Maluma) – 4:58 Madonna Ciccone, Mirwais Ahmadzai, Maluma Londono & Barrera
Dark Ballet – 4:15 Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai
God Control – 6:19 Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai
Future (feat. Quavo) – 3:54 Madonna Ciccone, Thomas Pentz, Brittany Talia Hazzard & Quavious Keyate Marshall
Batuka – 4:57 Madonna Ciccone, Banda & Mirwais Ahmadzai
Killers Who Are Partying – 5:29 Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai
Crave (feat Swae Lee) – 3:22 Madonna Ciccone, Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown & Brittany Talia Hazzard
Crazy – 4:02 Jason Evigan, Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard
Come Alive – 4:02 Jeff Bhasker, Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia
Extreme Occident – 3:42 Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai
Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta) – 4:06 Carmo, Nuno, Oliveira, Seabra, Vieira, Rodrigues & Madonna Ciccone
Bitch I’m Loca (with Maluma) – 2:51 Madonna Ciccone, L. D’Elia, Maluma Londono, Barrera, JAMES, Rodriguez & Stiven Rojas
I Don’t Search I Find – 4:08 Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai
Looking For Mercy – 4:50 Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard
I Rise – 3:44 Jason Evigan, Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard
Enjoy the highly awaited comeback of the Queen of Pop below, welcome to the streets of ‘Medellín’:
PS:The video has been directed by the Barcelona’s directors Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó.