Madonna Isn’t Impressed By The State Of Pop: “Everyone Sounds The Same”

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Madonna’s interview with Vogue Italia arrived early last week, but is only going viral now after Stan Twitter detected a little shade. After talking about her life as a soccer mom in Portugal and the European nation’s rich musical heritage, the 59-year-old fired off a thinly-veiled bard about the state of pop. “It’s also such a nice antidote to what’s going on in the music business now where everything’s so formulaic, and every song has 20 guest artists on it, and everyone sounds the same,” she muses. “Something’s gotta give.”

While some commentators feel that this is a bit rich after the collaboration-heavy, trend-chasing pop of Rebel Heart and MDNA, the Queen of Pop has already distanced herself from those projects and that process. “Remember when I made records with other artists from beginning to end and I was allowed to be a visionary and not have to go to song writing camps where no one can sit still for more than 15 minutes,” Madonna commented on an Instagram post by manager Guy Oseary earlier this year. It looks like she’s doing things (very) differently this time around. Bring on album 14!

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