Madonna’s “Crave” from forthcoming LP “Madame X” Redeems (Somewhat) The Pop Icon’s Eurovision Live Performance

Posted by Billyjam, May 22, 2019 02:43pm | Post a Comment
Madonna (with Swae Lee) "Crave" from forthcoming album Madame X, (pre-order CD2LP)

The brand new video for Madonna’s “Crave (feat Swae Lee)” from her forthcoming album Madame X, (pre-order CD2LP) unveiled and published to YouTube earlier today and seen above, proves that the 60 year old pop icon looks amazing, for any age! She also sounds great; albeit not really sounding exactly like her old pop singing self but rather like someone channeling the stylings of a contemporary Top 40 singer.  More importantly for the artist, who began her meteoric career back in the early 80’s but has endured a more rocky relationship with critics in recent years, today's unveiling of the catchy "Crave" both distracts and (somewhat) redeems Madonna's controversially disastrous Eurovision 2019 performance over the weekend.

Broadcast from Tel Aviv on Saturday last, Madonna performed two songs live including her 1989 album title track megahit “Like A Prayer” that was instantly tagged "fail" by many and widely panned for sounding flat and criminally out-of-tune from start to finish of its performance. Note that the live televised performance has since been altered and published to the Vevo Madonna channel. That consequent version has clearly been overdubbed and radically altered in post-production audio to make it sound way better.  

Hopefully for Madonna's sake, but more so for those who purchase expensive tickets to her upcoming Madame X US Tour (that begins September 12th with five nights at NYC’s BAM Howard Gilman Opera House), she either puts in serious time on daily vocal excercises or else learns to convincingly sing over studio vocal tracks in concert. Otherwise longtime Madonna fans may wish to stick to just buying the studio Madonna and simply purchase Madame X  (pre-order CD2LP.)  That forthcoming full-length, the artist’s fourteenth studio album to date, is scheduled for release on June 14th via Interscope Records and will feature the advance tracks/singles “Crave,”  “Future (feat Quavo),” “I Rise,” and  "Medellín.”

  Pre-order the forthcoming 15 track Madame X album on CD or 2LP vinyl set before its June 14th
  release  date. Meanwhile scroll through Madonna’s available back catalog titles from Amoeba.

 Madonna “Like A Prayer” (from the 1989 album Like A Prayer)  [the video was voted music video of the year by MTV three decades ago]

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