Whatever your individual review of Madonna’s latest album “Madame X” is, one fact is undeniable; the remixes for some of the singles on the ultra-experimental album that are poised to arrive this summer will have us on the dance floor absolutely living for Madge’s latest incarnation.
As she prepares to take the stage at New York City Pride on Pride Island, the remixes for her Pride-inspired anthem “I Rise” are already being buzzed about, especially after the resistance and protest inspired video she released late yesterday. In partnership with TIME Studios, the video conjures up images that embody the true spirit of standing up and fighting back. Directed by Peter Matkiwsky, the video merges footage of Parkland school shooting survivors, LGBTQ supporters and allies, women’s rights protesters, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s testimony about sexual abuse and numerous other haunting images of social justice movements and people, all truly defining the spirit of the “resistance”
Already, Madonna is looking at her post-New York City Pride material from “Madame X” and what could possibly be the next single officially released. All arrows are pointing to the radio-friendly, Swae Lee duet “Crave” as the possible next single to be chosen, with the video dropping late last month. Yesterday, Madonna was shown on her Instagram teasing the remix that Miami based DJ Tracy Young has done, simply saying- it’s “fire”!
Young historically has had a series of home runs with Madge, with her remixes of “Music”, “Don’t Tell Me” and “What It Feels Like For A Girl” (from the album Music) all keeping dance floors packed in 2000. Speaking of Young, it’s already been confirmed that she has put her magic touch on remixes for “I Rise”, which are sure to take the song from impassioned resistance torch song to definitive summer dance anthem.
It looks like Madonna & Tracy Young are going to be giving us one more mix to “Crave” this summer…
BONUS: While we eagerly anticipate Tracy Young’s remix of “Crave”, the remix that Dario Xavier did for the song & released on his Soundcloud is a definite banger on its own. A consistent and throbbing beat behind Madge’s vocals along with drop outs at seemingly just the right times make this one the perfect remix to whet our appetites for the flurry of remixes we will be getting from our favorite Material Girl.
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