Madonna has shared the video for her new single ‘Medellín’.
The clip, which you can watch below, opens with a chilling monologue from the Queen of Pop, inside a chapel before she is swept off her feet by her student, played by Maluma.
The two begin a steamy, champagne-addled romance, culminating in a rowdy outdoor wedding.
“I wanted this video to look like a painting,” Madonna told a live Q&A in London last night (April 24). She recruited two directors from Barcelona, Diana Kunst and Mao Morco, who have most recently produced videos for Spanish pop star Rosalía. “[Kunst] is influenced by a lot of the same painters and filmmakers that I’m interested in,” she added.
During the Q&A, one fan asked her if the line “Allowed myself to be naïve/To be someone I’ve never been” reflected what ‘Madame X’ “is all about”. Madonna replied: “What I mean by that line is naive in terms of not caring what people think. I feel like when I started my career, as an artist, I was naive. There was a good thing about being naive because you don’t think about judgement, you don’t think about what people are going to say, or think about what you’re doing, and you’re free and pure in your expression.”
Earlier this month, Madonna confirmed the release of her new album after weeks of teasers. ‘Madame X’, her 14th studio album, will be released on June 14, 2019 and will feature contributions from the likes of Migos’ Quavo, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Diplo, and Brazilian singer Anitta.
The star is expected to perform a new song at Eurovision 2019 in Israel next month. The annual competition will take place in Tel Aviv on May 18.