PHOTOS: Madonna in Cannes


LISTEN: "Ariosa", a 1999 demo

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1999.- Recorded by Madonna with William Orbit, this is the song from where Wonderland Comes. Wonderland, a 47 second song used for a short lived TV series from 1999 and recorded with William Orbit. Orbit later posted a longer 59 second version on his website which credits Rupert Everett as a co-vocalist. Madonna is heard humming throughout the clip. The humming was later used on the Music album track, "Amazing." The humming can be heard more prominently in the demo instrumentals. This short clip of Wonderland actually comes from an unreleased song titled "Ariosa." Recorded during 1999 in the Music Sessions.
"Everyone’s a know-it-all / But will they be there / To catch me when I fall?"
"Everyone’s a specialist
On where I’ve been
Or who I’ve kissed
Choices I should make
The lovers I should take…”

Madonna teases new song lyrics

Madonna posted a photo on Instagram yesterday of what it seems to be new song lyrics. Rumor has it the song is called "Rebel Heart" and that it's a duet with Miley Cyrus!

Wash all over me................. #rebelheart

LISTEN: Two "Erotica" unreleased songs

Over the years demos for "Erotica" album, referred to by superfans as “the Rain tapes,” have made their way online, mostly as snippets, along with a lot of fakes.

“You Are the One” exemplifies the club-pop approach of her early-’90s recordings, with a bubblegum vocal part over a organ-driven Shep Pettibone house beat and a post-acid-house bass line.

“Shame” is a relatively serious song with a self-empowerment hook seemingly intended to repeat the success of “Express Yourself” from her previous album, and would have fit in with Erotica‘s political streak. It may have had a better chance of making the album if it had been kicked up a few BPM.

PHOTOS: Madonna in London

Madonna at Chiltern Firehouse in London last night

Monte Pittman: Madonna's album sounds awesome!

Madonna's guitarist and long-time collaborator Monte Pittman told curious fans on Twitter what the new album sounds like:

[Remix of the Week] Beautiful Killer (Dubtronic Disguise Remix)

New photos from "V" Magazine editorial

Madonna posted new song lyrics?

Madonna posted the lyrics to her new song on Instagram, presumably the one called "Messiah".

Madonna Serbia

Salvation through Art! #heart #messiah #livingforlove

Diplo: Madonna Asked for 'Craziest Record I Had' for New Album

Madonna has been at work in the studio compiling the follow-up to her 2012 effort, MDNA, and one of the album's producers, Diplo, teased his process with the singer in a new interview with Idolator.

"We've written about seven songs now, and hopefully maybe four or five will make it to the album," the super-producer/DJ said. "I've done about three weeks with her, and we’re gonna do some more projects at the end of July. She’s just really cool. I think as far as artists reinventing themselves, she did it before anybody else. She kind of began that trend of actually coming back with a whole new look and style and sound and winning it and hitting the top of the charts. Those records are gonna be crazy-sounding. We really pushed the envelope with some of the stuff we were doing."

While Diplo noted he typically needs around a week to know if there's chemistry with an artist, it was there immediately with Madonna. "[S]he was up for anything," he said. "I love when an artist gives a producer the confidence he needs to work with them, and Madonna was very open-minded to my ideas… she was down from day one."

Diplo spoke about the creation of one song in particular, which came about on their final night in the studio together: "The last night we were just having fun, and she was like, 'Yo, give me some of the craziest shit you’ve got right now,' and we literally wrote a song that night on the craziest record I had. And it worked. All of the best songs happen on a whim."