Madame X is “a secret agent, travelling around the world, changing identities fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places”… but all that can get pretty lonely.
On her new album Madame X, which a select few have been treated to a sneak preview of, Madonna opens up about feeling isolated.
The singer has admitted she felt lonely after moving to Portugal to become a “soccer mum” to her Benfica academy football player son David.
On the track Dark Ballet, which she performed at Eurovision, she sings: “I want to tell you about love and loneliness.” And in another track, Killers Who Are Partying, she says: “Wild as the world. Loneliness is the path to come to you.”
She laments her lack of friends in God Control, singing: “People think I am insane and the only friend is in my brain.” Madge previously revealed how much she struggled with being alone while living in Lisbon last year and her 14th studio album was born out of her being “depressed”.
On track Crave, the American alludes to being homesick while living in Europe, saying: “I’m tired of being so far away.” While on Extreme Occidental, she sings: “I guess I’m lost. I had to pay the cost. The thing that hurt me most was that I wasn’t lost.”
Thankfully, while making the much-anticipated new album, she collaborated with longtime producer Mirwais as well as pal Diplo.
She even made some new friends in the process, including singer Maluma, who will now help keep her company.
Madame X is out on June 14, and Madonna plays 15 shows at the London Palladium next year.