From MadonnaOnline, translated from Portuguese::
MadonnaOnline knew that finally the works of creation of the new album are completed. Living back to London a few months ago due to her professional commitments, (she has only gone to Lisbon for a few days), Madonna reunited her closest friends for an exclusive audition of the new work. The general comment is that the album is unlike anything we have heard of it, in a fusion of pop with African and Portuguese songs, references that Madonna has had for a few years and, mainly, having spent much of 2017 and 2018 in Portugal.
With musical direction of Mirwais, there are several participations, like Dino D'Santiago, Nakhane, João Ventura, Vânia Duarte, Batucadeiras and as already boasted, Brazilian Anitta.
Their track, FAZ GOSTOSO, is a funky pop produced by Mirwais (who also produced the funkeadas Music and Die Another Day) but it's not the big surprise of the album. (we did not hear the track and we can not tell if the funkeado is more for the American funky / groove or more for the Brazilian style).
The most surprising track for most is that Madonna sings in Portuguese, BATUKA, and is said to be spectacular! The album's production also has Starrah and Matt Billboard.
Spending the holiday season, work is now on the visual design of the album. A new artistic team was hired for art direction. There is still no information on the photographer who will do the cover (whether it be a little friend, such as Klein or Mert & Marcus, or someone new) or confirmation of the album name (she has been using Magic hashtag for months when referring to new songs ). After, it will be the turn of the first single to be defined, as well as the direction of the clip.
Madonna still insists on having a release date for the album and does not surprise him on digital platforms (helloooo). The launch will be in the first half of 2019.
She will continue in London for at least the spring to reconcile the work of strategy and promotion that includes those dozens of interviews. The only scheduled social engagement is his annual Oscar party on February 24 in Los Angeles.
Another important information we had access to: the new tour is also being discussed at the same time, but we do not have any further details. But remember our eternal tip, right? Go and collect your money ...
To remind you, weeks ago Madonna announced without wanting to name the tracks of the new album. Are they:
● Extreme “Occident”(?)
● Dark Ballett
● I don’t Search, I Find
● God Control
● I Live
● Faz Gostoso
● Back That Up
● Come Alive
I have no idea How they got the info or pics, but sounds interesting to say the least