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Madonna takes on frightening world with new album “Madame X”

In a new interview with Reuters filmed at the press junket in London the other day, Madonna discusses the political themes on her new album – gun control, poverty and the marginalized, her desire to “fight back” in what she sees as a frightening modern world, and how she was horrified by moves to restrict LGTBQ and women’s rights, namely in her native United States. Read More

Rebel Heart album cover

Billboard review: Madonna Survives in Style on ‘Living For Love’

Billboard.com reviews Madonna’s new single, Living For Love:

When listening to Madonna sing a line like “Took me to heaven, let me fall down/Now that it’s over, I’m gonna carry on” on new single “Living For Love,” it’s hard not to think of the disappointment the pop queen felt earlier this week, when her thirteenth album leaked online in demo form before it was even officially announced. Fortunately for fans, that initial shock is over, and Madge is carrying on with an album release — “Living For Love” previews Rebel Heart, now due out in March, and hints at the defiant pose that the follow-up to 2012’s MDNA may strike after a few overstuffed dance projects.

Unlike Madonna’s previous two lead singles, the pre-EDM banger “4 Minutes” and the cheerleader pep talk “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” “Living For Love” leaves its focus on its lyrics, with the singer beginning over a regal piano line that’s eventually joined by pulsing percussion. The confidence Madonna displays on the track recalls singular classics like “Express Yourself” and “Like A Prayer,” and when the song weaves its way toward a throbbing drop, Madonna continues crooning, refusing to be relegated to the background. “Living For Love” sounds like a giddy combination of Madonna’s past and present, and represents an encouraging sign for a 2015 project that was unexpectedly thrown into jeopardy at the end of 2014. Read More