It’s Here! Madonna Teams Up With Maluma For “Medellín”
And she’s back! Madonna kicks off the Madame X era this morning (April 17) with “Medellín.” A collaboration with Colombian superstar Maluma, the mid-tempo banger is a reggaeton-infused, oddball delight. “I took a pill and had a drink, I went back to my 17th year,” the Queen of Pop begins the song over mellow, Latin beats courtesy of Mirwais. “Allowed myself to be naive, to be someone I’ve never been.” She then takes a trip. “I took a sip and had a drink, and I woke up on Medellin.”
That’s when Maluma takes over for a verse, before they join forces on the chorus. The most pleasing thing about “Medellín” is the core theme of letting go and taking chances. While Madonna still clearly has sex and dancing on the mind, this has a perspective and insight about it that only comes with experience. It will be interesting to see how fans and radio responds to the 60-year-old’s lengthy, bilingual bop, but I just got (even more) excited for Madame X. The album drops June 24 and it’s available to pre-order now.
Get ready to take a trip to “Medellín” below.