Rebel Heart is the upcoming thirteenth studio album by Madonna. It is scheduled to be released on March 10th, 2015 by Interscope Records.
Rebel Heart is way, way different from Madonna’s releases in the last decade, the album has a combination of different influences and styles that convey an “eclectic record” merging an array of musical genres like ’90s house to trap, to reggae to usage of acoustic guitars. It also features collaborations with Avicii, Pharrel Williams, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj.
The album is without a doubt progressive in its sound.
I already listened to a few of the songs that were released this past December 20th on iTunes. A total of 6 songs were released and she immediately reached No 1 in the iTunes chart in 36 countries. I personally like what she has come up with. She is so unique when it comes to pop music and I can not wait for the full release of the album next March, 2015.
The list of tracks released and their respective collaborations is the following:
- Living For Love – Madonna Ciccone, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Uzo Emenike, Annie Brewster, Alicia Keys, Maureen McDonald, Ariel Rechtstaid, Toby Gad, Nick Rowe
- Devil Pray – Madonna Ciccone, Dacoury Natche, Blood Diamonds
- Ghosttown – Madonna Ciccone, Mathieu Jomphe
- Unapologetic Bitch – Madonna Ciccone, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Sophie
- Illuminati – Madonna Ciccone, Kanye West
- Bitch I’m Madonna (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Madonna Ciccone, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Sophie, Onika Maraj
According to Billboard, this is Madonna’s most amibitious project in over a decade. The first single is the track “Living for Love“, written by Madonna with Diplo, MoZella, Ariel Rechtstaid, Toby Gad and Nick Rowe, including background vocals by London Gospel Community Choir and Alicia Keys on the piano.
All I have to say is that since the album is supposed to be the sequel to Madonna’s 2004 studio album “American Life,” well I just hope the World Tour will be 10 times more spectacular than the critically acclaimed “MDNA World Tour” in 2012.
In that note, I will leave you guys with one of Madonna’s latest demo releases on iTunes. This is “Living for Love.” (I already like the beat)