Madonna is back to show everyone how it’s done.
In the age of streaming and buzz singles, music videos-as-events are becoming increasingly rare, which is why the prospect of a new clip from the Queen of Pop, a pioneer of the MTV generation, is always an exciting one.
Medellín, the first track to be taken from Madonna’s upcoming 14th studio album Madame X, is a mellow Latin-infused track inspired by her time living in Lisbon, Portugal, and we’re so here for it.
The music video, which premiered after a live Q&A with MTV on Wednesday (24 April) night, sees Madonna embody her new Madame X persona as she teaches Maluma how to dance before they kiss, get married and ride off into the sunset together.
“From now on, I am Madame X, and Madame X loves to dance, because you can’t hit a moving target,” she says in the clip, which also features plenty of religious imagery – hey, it’s Madonna, what did you expect?
Watch the video for Medellín below.
Last week, the legendary pop superstar dropped a mysterious new trailer for her upcoming 14th studio album, which introduced the world to her new alter-ego Madame X, and it’s already iconic.
“Madame X is a secret agent, travelling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places,” Madonna says in the video, which sees her serve a series of lewks in black and blonde hair.
“Madame X is a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whore, and a spy in the house of love.”
Check out the trailer, which previews another new song, below.