AceShowbiz - Madonna has officially kicked off the rollout for her highly-anticipated album "Madame X". On Wednesday, April 17, the queen of pop released the first single off the effort, a collaboration with Colombian singer Maluma entitled "Medellin". The title of the song is named after Columbia's city of Medellin, which is formerly the home base of narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar.
Described as a coolly narcotic dance-pop, "Medellin" is centered around a classic cha-cha groove as Madonna and Maluma trade flirty bilingual lyrics. The latter is heard at one point promising his collaborator that he will be her king if she will be his queen, singing, "Excuse me, I know you are Madonna/ But I'm going to show you how this perro (dog) will make you fall in love."
The song also finds the blonde beauty wistfully singing about visiting the Colombian city, "I went back to my 17 year, allowed myself to be naive, to be someone I've never been/ Sipping my pain just like champagne/ I found myself dancing in the rain with you/ I felt so naked and alive/ For once, I didn't have to hide myself."
A music video for "Medellin" is slated to premiere on MTV during "MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: 'Medellin' Video World Premiere" on April 24 at 4 P.M. ET. During the show, she will discuss the influence on her ne album, with Maluma joining in from Miami.
"Madame X", which is promised to have the feel of a spy movie, is due out on June 14 via Interscope Records. Beside Maluma, other artists who have been confirmed to team up with Madonna include Quavo of Migos and Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd. Diplo and Mike Dean contributed in the production. The standard version boasts 13 tracks, while the deluxe edition will include two bonus tracks.