Madonna has finally announced that her new album is titled Madame X, leaving behind the persistent rumours that pointed to Magic as the official title of this project, since the artist has used this word many on her social media accounts since she started to work on this new project.
Madonna had left several clues about the name of this project in her social accounts in the recent days, coming to share a playlist of Spotify with 6 songs from her repertoire whose first letters together made up the word “MADAME”, plus small videos of an X in different colours and shapes that appear every time that you play those tracks.
In a new visual preview of the project, which seems to confirm a highly conceptual album, Madonna says she has decided to call her new album Madame X and explains who this character is:
“Madame X is a secret agent who travels around the world, change their identity, fight for freedom and bring light to dark places. She continues: ” Madame X is also a “gangster, a state leader, a housewife, a rider, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a daughter, a teacher, a nun, a sinner, a saint, a whore and a spy in the house of love. “
At the beginning of the preview, you can also hear part of a new song, that it seems like an emotional ballad with piano, strings and electronic arrangements in which Madonna will sing about the pain of not being loved.
Also is time to remember that a year ago, Madonna presented a new song called “Beautiful Game” at the MET Gala, that finally, it will appear on Madame X as ‘Dark Ballet’.
Among those involved in the album are Mirwais (producer of Music and American Life), Maluma, Anitta and Mike Dean (mostly mixing and mastering). Plus the constant rumours and half confirmations that Madonna will be the guest artist in the Eurovision final this year.
UPDATE (16/4/19): More info about Madame X has just leaked, here is the official tracklist and the physical editions for the album:
Madame X is out June 14th 2019 in these formats:
2 CD Deluxe Hardcover w/ 32 p
Limited Rainbow Picture Disc 2LP Vinyl
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
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