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Madonna + Swae Lee| Crave | May 10

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9 hours ago, adamsapple said:

well the crave video looks cheap prob directed by jonus as a favour for madonna lol ...

its actually made by her personal videographer. not an AA or AAA director. but he does "current" stuff. which fits the song.

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10 hours ago, LindebergBoy said:

 

How exactly is Madame X a mess for you? You have only so far heard an appetizer of 3 out of 18 tracks from a global futuristic album. The music is the soul of the universe and is truly connected with music from all around the world. When you once listen to it from start to finish you'll understand. It's a musical journey dealing with the political aspects and injusticies of the world. Urging us the deal with the crisis and unrighteousnesses we're facing in the world. Music inspired from different cultures, such as Brazilian, Jamacian, Colombian and Portugese traditions. Singing in Spanish and Portugese and a medley of both North and South African influneces as well as some Carribean abroad. And in many of the songs you'll hear clearly the Portugese and Latin appropriation. Like in "Crave". It draws on elements of Lisbon's traditional Fado Music, but with a modern twist. Blending pop with hip hop, R&B and a contemporary trap production. The featuring of Swae Lee. Brilliant. Madonna, Mirwais and her producers have taken and filtered the culture traditions and sound into her music. Making it her own. There's a vulnerability to "Crave", which also shares the genre of fado's resignation and fatefulness. The heartbreaking, craving and loneliness of fado's traditions. "You know I just can't change. This is how I'm made". She channels the low key and chill, melancolic essence of that aspect of Portugese music. Mellow, vulnerable and romantic. Like fado music, but without belting it out. Don't you think?

With "Medellin" she's conquering reggaeton and proves she still can mesh genres and these days global trends and bring it into her own world of music without making it effortlessly. It's an ease and lush in this more sultry and sonically restrained track we haven't heard from her in years. And with "I Rise", the politically-charged and reflective mid-tempo ballad, she's showing her more vulnurable side again. “There’s nothing you can do to me that hasn’t been done, not bulletproof, should have run from a gun”. An anthem for anyone facing adversity or discrimination. Lyrically it fits very well into the concept of ‘Madame X. It's empowering and uplifting. She's given a voice to all the marginalized people. Embracing the negatives in her life and turning them into positive. Given them strenght. “Cause I’m going through it. Yeah, I know you see the tragic in it. Just hold on to the little bit of magic in it. I can’t break down now, I can’t take that, I rise”. The lyrics about running from bullets and guns  gets a clear political angle due to the spoken intro by the young activist Emma González, who uses her voice for gun control. "Madame X is a cha-cha leader. A head of state. Madame X is a secret agent. Traveling around the world. Changing identities.” Surely you can understand the concept of this album reading this? And what about the tour? Incorporating the intimaticy with Lisbon's tradtions of fado, morna and furnana music, for an example, and infiltrate that vicinity into a Theatre tour. Makes perfect sense to me.

Next she takes us on a journey to the dancehall music of Jamaica... To the Future with our Queen.

why are you giving him attention. hes been complaining about M even before the era starts.

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2 hours ago, rebelheartq8 said:

its actually made by her personal videographer. not an AA or AAA director. but he does "current" stuff. which fits the song.

AA? AAA?

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12 hours ago, Cameron L. Mitchell said:

Any idea if we'll get the Crave video in the next week or so? It seems they're working fast to get it out there ..

Well if they're still planning on releasing Future on the 16th... I don't know what's going on.

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Maybe confusing, but the whole promotion is much, much better than for the previous two albums (except Eurovision, it hate this performance).

An I'm still hoping that we will get a longer promotion-period this time with more videos and appearances as the Tour only start in autnm? 

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How come if Crave is the current single and the video is coming out, she'll allegedly perform Future on Eurovision. Why is this era so confusing


Crave is completely wrong for the spectacle that is Eurovision. It’s strange that she isn’t using the platform to promote an official single but I suppose they’ve given up on using it to get a hit because streaming is obviously not there for her. Like a Prayer is probably more likely to chart than any new song she performs.

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14 minutes ago, Ambrose said:

 


Crave is completely wrong for the spectacle that is Eurovision. It’s strange that she isn’t using the platform to promote an official single but I suppose they’ve given up on using it to get a hit because streaming is obviously not there for her. Like a Prayer is probably more likely to chart than any new song she performs.

 

never seen Eurovision but why is it wrong and Like A Prayer isn't? we still don't know what Future sounds like either... :confused: and actually I think any new song she performs has got a shot if she performs it for a big audience and people like it. 

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2 hours ago, Fighter said:

How come if Crave is the current single and the video is coming out, she'll allegedly perform Future on Eurovision. Why is this era so confusing

Trying to create attention for the album... and not as much for the singles.

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9 minutes ago, Fighter said:

never seen Eurovision but why is it wrong and Like A Prayer isn't? we still don't know what Future sounds like either... :confused: and actually I think any new song she performs has got a shot if she performs it for a big audience and people like it. 

Like a prayer is a classics, everybody knows it... hell even my 77 year old mom always say "Oh, I love that song (And video)" when it comes on :cute: I kind of agree that Crave would not be the right choice for the ESC... not because it is not a good song... but because it would not stick out among all the other songs...

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never seen Eurovision but why is it wrong and Like A Prayer isn't? we still don't know what Future sounds like either... :confused: and actually I think any new song she performs has got a shot if she performs it for a big audience and people like it. 


I don’t see any similarity between Like a Prayer and Crave? The former is one of her best-known songs, she usually gives it a big performance (choir etc.) and everyone will sing along.

Crave is very American in terms of genre, it’s a slow and modest song that I think has little potential in Europe, especially with the Eurovision target audience. This is not to say that Future or any other song will automatically be a better choice... I’ve thought about Madonna performing at Eurovision for ages and it’s weird that now she’s finally doing it, the album doesn’t seem to have songs that would be perfect for that stage - from those released so far.

I’m excited to see the performance no matter what song she chooses. I just always imagined she’d perform a big dance song - maybe she does something completely different and it will be even better.

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20 minutes ago, Ambrose said:

Crave is very American in terms of genre, it’s a slow and modest song that I think has little potential in Europe, especially with the Eurovision target audience

what kind of music are people in europe into these days? I literally have no idea... 

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what kind of music are people in europe into these days? I literally have no idea... 


Basically less urban and more pop... this is generalising of course. The difference between the US and Europe is getting smaller in that regard. But R&B and similar genres were never as popular in Europe as they have been in the US.

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2 minutes ago, Ambrose said:

 


Basically less urban and more pop... this is generalising of course. The difference between the US and Europe is getting smaller in that regard. But R&B and similar genres were never as popular in Europe as they have been in the US.

 

hopefully whatever she performs is good, but honestly Like A Prayer feels boring.. again with a choir.. I know it's one of her most well known songs and everything but so predictable at this point. I hope it doesn't just end up being a cute performance with not much impact

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hopefully whatever she performs is good, but honestly Like A Prayer feels boring.. again with a choir.. I know it's one of her most well known songs and everything but so predictable at this point. I hope it doesn't just end up being a cute performance with not much impact


I agree. Love the song to death but she’s done it so many times that I can’t see a performance being anything new.

We’ve discussed this a lot but I wish she’d do Vogue - the gays would go wild

Let’s also not forget that she’s being paid personally by that millionaire. It wouldn’t be too strange if he had some requests. As the rumors stated, she would probably prefer to do new music only.

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2 hours ago, Fighter said:

How come if Crave is the current single and the video is coming out, she'll allegedly perform Future on Eurovision. Why is this era so confusing

Future can make a difference in Eurovision. It's message. Open up our eyes. The political injusticies of the world. Just a thought… You know not everyone of us is coming to the future. Everything is not so bright after all. And Like a Prayer was sung in Stockholm after the killings in Paris. She gave a speech. So maybe these songs can make us wake up? Make a better future and place for oppressed women (equal rights), our children and the next generations to come. Madame X is a freedom fighter.

"Madame X is a secret agent

Travelling around the world

Changing identities

Fighting for freedom

Bringing light to dark places"

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6 minutes ago, LindebergBoy said:

Future can make a difference in Eurovision. It's message. Open up our eyes. The political injusticies of the world. Just a thought… You know not everyone of us is coming to the future. Everything is not so bright after all. And Like a Prayer was sung in Stockholm after the killings in Paris. She gave a speech. So maybe these songs can make us wake up? Make a better future and place for oppressed women (equal rights), our children and the next generations to come. Madame X is a freedom fighter.

"Madame X is a secret agent

Travelling around the world

Changing identities

Fighting for freedom

Bringing light to dark places"

I feel this MX album is like a school project... 😅😅😅 

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