The song begins with Madonna whispering “cha cha cha” and singing about “taking a pill,” as the song slowly builds into a pulsing salsa number.
“Medellín,” like the rest of Madame X, is inspired by Portugal where the music icon has been spending a lot of her time in recent years.[irp posts=10351]
Of her new record, 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.”
Chatting about the teaming up with the Colombian singer, Madonna said: “I met him backstage at the Video Music Awards and the next day he sent me flowers and said what an honor it was to meet me.”
Fans are going to have to wait until April 24th for the video, but the singer has been sharing her new look on Instagram as she explained the meaning behind Madame X.
In a short clip, Madonna explained her new era of music: “I decided to call my record Madame X… a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identity, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places.”
“Madame X is a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother a child, a teacher, a nun, a sinner, a saint a whore and a spy.”
Listen to “Medellín” below.