The Queen of Pop, Madonna, has just dropped the lead single from her upcoming 14th studio album, Madame X (June 14th), the Latin-pop-infused “Medellin,” featuring Columbian artist, Maluma.
Only days ago Madonna took to Instagram to announce she is, in fact, ready to release her 14th album, and now we’re presented with its lead – my little gay heart skipped a beat when I went on Facebook and saw that she just dropped it.
“Medellin” is a Latin-pop-infused bop that jumps right onto the back of the slightly dying trend of reggaeton that swiped the globe over the last few years.
On the track, Madonna said; “Lisbon is where my record was born, I found my tribe there and a magical world of incredible musicians that reinforced my belief that music across the world is truly all connected and is the soul of the universe” – or is it to just jump on the trend? We’ll have to see how the album plays out!
At five minutes long, you have to strap yourselves in, but unlike most long track that feels like the length of movie, the song quickly passes and you want to listen to it again – she’s definitely made the most of the five minutes, taking the time to let the song unfold and show us all it’s goods.
Madonna’s vocals are pretty heavily autotuned most of the way through, but when they are left (mostly) alone she sounds better than she has done in years and perfectly compliments Maluma who more than holds his own against the material girl.
Will this go down in history as one of Madonna’s best singles? Of course not, but it sounds more ‘Madonna’ than she’s sounded in a fair few years!
“Slow down, Papi” is literally going to be stuck in our heads for eternity.
Check the track out below and let us know what you think in the comments!