Madonna has always been about her chameleonic pop tendencies, and her forthcoming Madame X seems chock full of prime examples. She went Latin on the Maluma-featuring “Medellín”, then got political with “I Rise”. Now, the Queen of Pop is dipping into hip-hop with her latest single, “Crave”.
A collaboration with Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, the track is built of the skittering, laid-back percussion of your typical hip-hop cut. Over the beat, Madge rap-sings, “My cravings get dangerous/ I don’t think we should wait/ ‘Cause I’m just me/ That’s all I can be.” Take a listen below.
Update — Wednesday, May 22nd: The official music video for “Crave” is here. Directed and edited by Nuno Xico, it sees both Madonna and Swae Lee performing from atop a building rooftop and inside a dark warehouse.
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Madame X arrives June 14th via Interscope Records. Madonna will stage a series of intimate concert residencies in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to supports the release. You can get tickets here.