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”.
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.”
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