“Pushing The Envelope” With Music
Rebel Heart Madonna covers MOJO for the very first time in the British magazine’s March 2015 issue, on sale in the UK from Tuesday, 27 January.
The cover story is made of a 13-page spread including a worldwide exclusive interview conducted last month in New York City, covering Madonna’s career from her early days in New York City circa 1982 to her 13th studio album which features collaborators such as Kanye West and Diplo.
Madonna told MOJO:
I like that [Kanye] likes to push the envelope. He hears music in a different and unique way. I think Diplo’s the same.
I like people who think outside of the box ‘cos they take a song I’ve written that’s quite straightforward and pop, and deconstruct it, rip it apart and turn it into something else.
Madonna also talks openly about free music in the digital age, her faith, juggling motherhood and music, and the importance of rebellion in art.
As for how she started making her own music and who she was inspired by, it’s all down to her love of dancing. Madonna told MOJO:
All my friends were DJs so I wanted my records to sound like what I wanted to dance to. I would go to clubs and I would listen to what would make me dance. And then I would go back and I would work on my music.
I mean, I was influenced by Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, The B-52’s. So to me the line was very blurred between what I was working on and what I was dancing to.
Phil Alexander, MOJO’s Editor-In-Chief, commented:
Madonna is the biggest-selling female artist of all-time and yet few people have actually sat down and talked to her about the thing that excites her most – her music.
At MOJO we’ve done just that in a piece that genuinely reveals how she works and what drives her. We hope MOJO’s cover story presents a unique view of one of modern music’s most iconic performers.
Make sure you check out the full interview in MOJO magazine, which is on sale in the UK and online from Tuesday January 27th.
From articles by City Talk and MTV UK.