Sunday, May 26, 2024

Madonna Will Release “Vulgar” New Single with “Satanic” Singer Sam Smith Next Week (Listen)


Madonna is looking for some kind of boost to her moribund recording career. She hasn’t had a hit in more than a decade.

So next Thursday night June 9th we’ll be waiting for her new collaboration with Sam Smith. You know Sam. He put on a Satanic show at the Grammys with Kim Petras for their single, “Unholy.” It made some people upset and others just go get snacks.

Smith is as much of an attention seeker as Madonna, so the fit is perfect. To stay in the pubic eye they (they meaning Smith, not Smith and Madonna together) have turned to clownish costumes that make him look like a parade float.

But now it makes sense, because why did Madonna turn to introduce them at the Grammys? They were obviously already working on the new song, called “Vulgar.”

Here are some snippets. I already want to turn it off. But it’s not a radio song. It’s for the clubs, where it will be played endlessly and pave the way for Madonna’s upcoming tour and maybe a new album. She turns 65 this summer, and dammit, she won’t give up trying. You have to give her that.

And yes, Smith uses they/them pronouns. That’s fine, but it makes it a little confusing to write about them as both just Smith and Madonna, and or just one of them. We need a new word to differentiate the actual plural from the new singular plural.

Madonna’s verse:

Sam’s verse:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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