There has been a lot of speculation about the first single off Madonna’s upcoming album…
“Messiah” was the first rumoured choice, but “Rebel Heart” and “Bitch I’m Madonna” also popped up quite often. Diplo, on the other hand, has confirmed in various interviews that the single is ready and hinted that it may be “Unapologetic Bitch”.
For now, the top two contenders are “Unapologetic Bitch” and “Living for Love”… but nothing has been decided yet.
As we stated early September, Madonna recorded a few “I survived a hard breakup and am stronger for it” anthems, but “Living for Love/Carry on” is probably the most accessible and club friendly one.
Definitely a solidly crafted song but musically it’s also a pretty safe choice. It’s one of those well-crafted, emotionally honest songs that sound great in the background while you wait in line at your local Starbucks.
This wouldn’t be the same artist that revolutionized the pop music industry with “Music”, “Frozen”, “Justify my Love” or “Die Another Day”.
“Unapologetic Bitch” seems like a much more edgy, unexpected and interesting first single choice. The lyrics are more personal and quite incisive. The catchy electro-pop-reggae tune is more experimental and risky, though we believe it could reach a larger audience.
Many fans complained that Madonna played it a little too safe with her single choices for MDNA. Sure, “Gimme all your luvin’” and “Girl Gone Wild” were radio-friendly, but they left the music lover in us a little disappointed.
Madonna is releasing her next album working with some of the the largest corporations on the planet, but is it too much to ask that she retains some of her edge?
What do you think?
Do you want a mainstream or a more edgy first single?