Wednesday, July 2, 2014

'Messiah'...is coming!


Madonna is back and jumping on social media to tease her fans with tidbits from her upcoming album.  She has been hard at work in the studio putting together her 13th album and took to her Instagram account teasing what appears to be a new track, entitled “Messiah,” which we can presumably expect to see find its way onto the album.  In the first of two related posts, Madonna uploaded a pic of a page of sheet music with “Messiah” scrawled across the top. The photo is captioned with “Coming soon……..#promise #keep#sorceress#deep”
Three hours later, Madonna posted a video of an orchestra string section playing in a recording studio. She tagged the post, “Magic makes the people come together yaaaaaaaasssssssssss. #messiah”
With words like sorceress, magic and messiah being thrown around, it’s fair to say that this song is likely to have a mystical aspect to it. The tidbit we’re given of the strings section is very grandiose and evocative, which would fit nicely with the theme. Admittedly this is only one small segment we’ve been given and it hasn’t been mixed yet so who knows what the final sound will be like.
Madonna has some high profile collaborators on the new album. Along with hitting the studio with songwriter MoZella (of Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” fame), she has also been working with Avicii and British popstar Natalia Kills.
I’ve long been a fan of the “Material Girl.” What I have loved about her is her ability to reinvent herself time and time again as well as reinvent her sound and play around with the genre-de-rigueur of the day. I’m really excited to hear what kind of sound will result from her current collaborations and look forward to the release of the album. Here’s also hoping for another world tour.