Another Gem! Madonna Soars On Reflective Ballad “I Rise”

Madonna & Maluma's 'Medellín' Video
The Queen of Pop's blockbuster 'Medellín' video is a rousing act of rebellion.

Madonna shows a different side of Madame X on “I Rise.” Co-written with Starrah and Jason Evigan, the mid-tempo ballad finds the Queen of Pop in a reflective (and unusually vulnerable) moment. “There’s nothing you can do to me that hasn’t been done, not bulletproof, should have run from a gun,” the 60-year-old sings in the opening verse. “River of tears ran dry, let ’em run.” But don’t get it twisted. This isn’t a pity party. Instead, it’s a declaration of strength and perseverance. “I can’t break down now, I can’t take that now,” she belts on the pre-chorus. “Died a thousand times, managed to survive.”

That leads us to the simple, but effective chorus. “I rise (I rise), I rise (rise), I rise up above it.” Madonna’s latest anthem is both specific to her, and the obstacles she has overcome, and universal. In that it’s a battle cry for anyone facing adversity or discrimination. This is the second of five tracks that the living legend will release in the lead-up to Madame X on June 14. And if “Medellín” and “I Rise” are any indication, it’s shaping up to be the hitmaker’s most eclectic and weighty work since American Life. Listen below.

Do you love the song? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

Tags: