AceShowbiz - As you may recall, Madonna graced the stage at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute back in May. Three months later, the pop diva has shared a video of her full performance at the gala in celebration of her 60th birthday.
Madonna sang three songs at the gala, including a brand new song titled "Beautiful Game". Her performance began with a choir dressed in brown robes singing a haunting chant before the songstress joined them onstage. As the theme of the gala was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", she then unsurprisingly launched into a choral rendition of "Like a Prayer".
Later joined by a slew of female dancers, she took off her robe to reveal a white long gown and performed a snippet of the new song. "People tell me to shut my mouth/ That I might get burned," she sang in the video. "Keep your beautiful lies/ 'Cause I'm not concerned." After she was thrown to the floor, Madonna belted out a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" as she walked down the stage along with people who dressed as priests.
"Beautiful Game" is expected to serve as the lead single off her upcoming album, which still doesn't have a title or an exact release date. However, she previously said in an interview that effort would hit the shelves by the end of the year. Details of the album are still scarce, but she hinted that it would be inspired by her life in Lisbon, Portugal.
"I've just met lots of really amazing musician, and I've ended up working with a lot of these musicians on my new record, so Lisbon has influenced my music and my work," the Queen of Pop shared at the time. "How could it now? I don't see how I could have gone through that year without being informed by all this input of culture."