One year in the World of Madame X
Today marks the first anniversary of the release of Madonna’s fourteenth studio album, Madame X.
What initially looked liked a strange piece of an art work – as with Madonna herself loved and hated with the same strenght – one year later appears to be of her most inspired and cohesive records.
One year ago we wrote that there are no half measures with Madame X: you either embrace it or reject it.
366 days later, Madame X is still both old and new, recognizable and unknown.
A piece of perfect pop production, with each sound and element painstakingly put in there for a reason, we learned to love Madame X even more when Madonna brought it on the road with her first theatre tour, giving us a chance to bond with the place she was inspired by, sharing her story and her feelings – even the most physical ones – in a way she has never done before, and taking us in a journey to both familiar and unfamiliar grounds.
Just like the album itself, the Madame X Tour was something we didn’t experience before, perfectly unperfect, marked by both Madonna’s strenght and weakness – I won’t stop ’til I drop – and even cut short of its final two shows in Paris when the world started to face the hardest consequences of the CoViD-19 pandemic.
We’re sure each and every one of us had their own intimate journey in the world of Madame X. Today, let’s take some time to celebrate.
Happy anniversay, Madame X!