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Madonna Shares New Song “I Rise”

Madame X Due Out June 14 via Live Nation / Interscope / Maverick

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Madonna is releasing a new album, Madame X, on June 14 via Live Nation/Interscope/Maverick. Previously she shared its first single, “Medellín,” which features Columbian reggaeton star Maluma. Now she has shared another new song from the album, “I Rise.” The song opens with a sample of a speech by Emma González, a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Listen below.

Madonna had this to say about the song in a press release: “I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind. This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves.”

Madame X is the 1980s icon’s fourteenth studio album, the follow-up to 2015’s Rebel Heart. Madonna has been living in Lisbon, Portugal for the last several years, which influenced the album. It thus features lyrics sung in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Mirwais produced the album, which also features production work from Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.

Madonna had this to say about the album in a previous press release: 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.”

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