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The ‘hungover-pop’ pioneer pays homage to pop music legend and queer icon Madonna in her latest self-directed music video for dreamy new single Desperately Seeking Susan, titled after the Queen of Pop’s hit 1985 movie. “I’ve been up all night, and all you’ve done is break my heart, by leaving me here all alone, staring at my phone,” she sings on the track, which deals with the intense longing to be loved that many queer people feel. To celebrate the new...

Songwriter Patrick Leonard, who worked with the Queen of Pop on Like A Prayer, has uploaded unreleased recordings from the critically-acclaimed album to YouTube in an attempt to thwart an unauthorised auction of the singer’s personal items. The uploads include demos of lead single Like A Prayer and third single Cherish – both of which Patrick says were recorded by Madonna on the day they were written – as well as an unreleased song called Angels With Dirty Faces. The cassette...

After delivering a string of stunning music videos this era – including the Joan Of Arc-inspired Dark Ballet and political call-to-action God Control – Madonna is stripping things back for her new Batuka clip, directed by Emmanuel Adjei. Batuka is one of the most experimental tracks on the Queen of Pop’s new album, channeling Batuque, a traditional style of music created by the women that originated from Cape Verde. The video features the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras, modern purveyors of the genre, and was shot...

The Queen of Pop has debuted another video for the Madame X era, and perhaps another taste of her upcoming Madame X Tour.  Madonna‘s “Batuka” is a politically-charged track in the style of the Batuque, created by women in Cape Verde: according to the video, “some say the birth place of slave trade.”  The percussion-heavy, call-and-answer style song is passionately sung by Madge. When she sings, –it’s not that hard to guess to whom she is referring.  Watch the “Batuka” video below. Let us know your...

Could Madonna be reaching into her archives to finalize her Madame X setlist? On Thursday (July 18), Madonna fans were buzzing when she shared a clip of a rehearsal of a hit single she’s never performed live before: the Madonna/Shep Pettibone penned “Rescue Me.”, which capped off The Immaculate Collection album In the “Rescue Me” clip, Madonna is joined by the all-female Orquestra de Batukadeiras, which hails from Portugal. Peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March of...

Could Madonna be reaching into her archives to finalize her Madame X setlist? On Thursday (July 18), Madonna fans were buzzing when she shared a clip of a rehearsal of a hit single she’s never performed live before: the Madonna/Shep Pettibone penned “Rescue Me.”, which capped off The Immaculate Collection album In the “Rescue Me” clip, Madonna is joined by the all-female Orquestra de Batukadeiras, which hails from Portugal. Peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March of...

He may be sharing stages with Madonna right now, but Maluma is a global star in his own right. The 25-year-old Colombian singer has been rising up the charts since his first 2012 studio album, “Magia”. And he’s got a lot more to show. Like, a lot more. In an Instagram post teasing his new track “Instinto Natural”, Maluma shows us his own natural instincts. And all we can say is… follow your instincts, Maluma — they’re steering you in the right direction. Watch: And just...

Madonna in new documentary, “The World of Madame X” Amazon Prime Video recently added a new short-form documentary, World of Madame X, which chronicles the evolution of Madonna’s latest number one album, Madame X. The 23-minute film shares how the Queen of Pop was given the nickname ‘Madame X’ when she was 19-year-old and a new transplant to New York City. Madge also explains how her new album, Madame X, which recently debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, came...

On Sunday night, Madonna performed a four-song set at New York’s WorldPride. I think it was one of the most punk-rock things she’s ever done. And I could teach a college course on Madonna history, TBH. Seriously, challenge me to Madonna trivia, and you will know defeat.  Anyway, the set opened with Vogue, Madonna dressed as secret agent Madame X, hovering over a typewriter before breaking out into an elaborate dance routine, her backup dancers dressed just as she was.  The second song was...

Madonna has been accused of exploiting the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in her new music video for the single, “God Control.” “The story you are about to see is very disturbing,” the opening words on screen warns viewers. “It shows graphic scenes of gun violence. But it’s happening every day. And it has to stop.” The video reenacts the tragic slaughter of mostly queer people of color at a gay nightclub in Orlando in 2016 with a disturbing reenactment of...

Madonna released her latest music video to her song God Control yesterday and, as usual, it has everyone talking. The eight minute video was directed by frequent Madonna collaborator Jonas Åkerlund and includes a cameo by Monét X Change. It makes strong statement about gun violence in America by depicting a horrific massacre inside a nightclub, where a white male gunman enters and slaughters everyone in sight. The reference, of course, is the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting. Later, the video incorporates real-life footage of protesters...

“I was the starting-out artist begging for help and I would go to people who ran labels or influential DJs saying: ‘Can you help me out? Can you listen to this song? Can you hook me up?’ Can you sign me to your record label?’ and a lot of people said: ‘Yeah, if you’ll do this,’ and usually it was a sexual favor. I couldn’t bring myself to do it because I knew I couldn’t look myself in the mirror...

Madonna released her fourteenth studio album Madame X today and it’s being praised by critics and fans alike as a bold, albeit bizarre, return to form by the Queen of Pop. The album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes upon its release. Slant calls it “eccentric” and “exhilaratingly batsh*t” and says it “sounds like the work of an artist reawakened.” The Guardian labels it Madonna’s “most bizarre album ever” and says its “most memorable songs are definitely its strangest.” And NME describes it as “bold,...

Sandra Bernhard recently sat down with Tim Teeman over at the Daily Beast for a wide ranging interview about everything from Donald Trump to #MeToo to her appearance on Season 2 of Pose. Of course, no Bernhard interview would be complete without a question or two about her former BFF Madonna, whose new album Madame X comes out on Friday. Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the duo were often spotted running around New York City together, making joint...

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