Madonna has unveiled her new single ‘Medillín’ featuring Latino singer Maluma.
The 60-year-old singer has collaborated with 25-year-old Colombian Maluma on the Spanglish track, the first from her brand new album ‘Madame X’.
At the beginning of the track, she sings: “I took a pill and had dream / I went back to my 17 year / Allowed myself to be naïve / To be someone I’ve never been / I took a sip and had a dream / And I woke up in Medillín / The sun was caressing my skin / Another me could now begin.”
Madonna recently announced her new LP ‘Madame X’ which will be released on the 11th of June 2019. This will be her first since 2015’s ‘Rebel Heart’ and her 14th studio album in all.
In a video posted to her Instagram account, she shares: “I decided to call my record Madame X … Madame X is a secret agent travelling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places. She is a cha cha instructor, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a teacher, a nun, a cabaret singer, a saint, a prostitute.”
Later this year, Madonna is also set to go on her first world tour in three years.
An industry source said: “Madonna is really excited about performing her new music and has spared no expense with the production. There will be the usual army of dancers, slick lighting and even some pyrotechnics. She might be 60 but she works incredibly hard to keep her body in the best shape possible and plans to show it off in some amazing outfits, so fans can expect an array of dramatic costume changes.”
According to Variety, along with Maluma, the album features guest spots from Migos’ Quavo, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Brazilian singer Anitta. Madonna sings in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Along with “Medellín,” other tracks include a Jamaican dancehall-inflected song called “Future” featuring Quavo (co-produced by Diplo, who also worked on “Rebel Heart”) as well as the Mirwais collaboration “Dark Ballet.” The album was recorded over 18 months in Portugal, London, New York and Los Angeles.
Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is noted as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the U.S., with 64.5 million album units.