Madonna dropped a new song on Wednesday, the first official preview of her upcoming fourteenth studio album, Madame X, which will be released on June 14.
Titled “Medellin,” the track features Colombian singer Maluma and has a dancehall feel, blending English and Spanish lyrics throughout. It’s an interesting sound, for sure, even if it isn’t a reference to Vinnie Chase’s ill-fated Pablo Escobar biopic:
As Madonna’s press release about the album detailed, Madame X will be a worldly affair from the iconic pop star:
Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences. Singing in Portuguese, Spanish and English, highlights on the album include ‘Medellín’” which was co-produced by Mirwais and captures the spirit of Maluma’s hometown, the anthemic song ‘I Rise’, the Jamaican dancehall vibes of ‘Future’ featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo, as well as the sonically innovative Mirwais produced ‘Dark Ballet’. Recorded over 18 months in Portugal, London, New York and Los Angeles, Madonna collaborated on Madame X with longtime producer Mirwais, as well as with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 17, 2019