Madonna heralds ‘Madame X’ era with “Medellín”

    A collaboration with Colombian artist Maluma.

    Madonna performing in Prague, Czech Republic in 2015
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    Madonna will return with a new album in June, four years after her last full-length, Rebel Heart. And she’s just dropped the song “Medellín,” featuring Maluma, the first glimpse of Madame X.

    The understated yet infectious track incorporates cha-cha stylings, whispered ad libs and a flirtatious back-and-forth between the two artists, who met at the MTV VMAs last year.

    “Medellín” is one of 15 tracks on Madame X, which was inspired by Madonna’s experience residing in the Portugese capital of Lisbon for the last few years. “Lisbon is where my record was born,” she said in a statement. “I found my tribe there and a magical world of incredible musicians that reinforced my belief that music across the world is truly all connected and is the soul of the universe.”

    Besides Maluma, the record will also feature Quavo, Swae Lee and Anitta, as well as production by Diplo and Mirwais, Billboard reports.

    Madame X arrives June 14. Hear “Medellín” below: