Tuesday, April 16, 2024

(Listen) Madonna Debuts New Single, “Medellin,” on iTunes Apple Radio After Beyonce Bigfoots Her with Surprise Album Release


Madonna is premiering her new single on Apple Beats 1 this morning with Zane Lowe. Her collaborator on “Medellin” is Maluma aka Colombian singer Juan Luis Londoño Aria.

1, 2, Cha cha cha. Maluma brings Madonna to the Reggaeton audience for a song that sounds like it’s her version of “Despacito.”

What’s interesting is that it’s got Madonna singing a shuffle beat pop song, with Maluma handling the Spanish verses.

“We built a cartel just for love/Venus is hovering above.” OK.

The song is relatively slow, unless there’s a big dance part coming up. Nope. It’s a slow record. I’m not sure where it falls in the current pop world. It’s no “Havana.”

Song is written by Madonna’s producer, Mirwais.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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