Madonna I Rise

Madonna: “I wrote I Rise as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people”

In a new statement, Madonna explains why she wrote “I Rise”. Not only it is an LGBTQ anthem to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pride, but a song about discrimination in general.

The anthemic track is the first of 4 songs to be unvealed ahead of her upcoming album Madame X.

“I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind,” Madonna says in a statement. “This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves.”

Thematically “I Rise” is about coming together to fight adversity, the importance of strength, and surviving during the hardest times.

Madonna wrote “I Rise” together with Brittany Talia Hazzard and Jason Evigan. The song is produced by Madonna and Jason Evigan.

Tomorrow GLAAD will honour Madonna with the prestigious Advocate for Change Award in New York City.

This powerful track, which closes her Madame X album, samples Emma González‘s pro-gun control speech. She is one of the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting that took place in 2018.

The gun control activist says in the clip, “[They say] us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works. We call BS.”

There are 3 more tracks coming from Madonna’s Madame X ahead of its release: “Crave” feat. Swae Lee, “Future” and “Dark Ballet.”

As we revealed yesterday, Crave – which is produced by Madonna and Mike Dean – will be the second single from Madame X.