Dark Ballet inspired by Clockwork Orange and Madonna’s favourite
Dark Ballet is Madonna‘s favourite track from Madame X.
That’s what Madonna confessed in the Crave video premiere Q&A.
Probably Dark Ballet. because the song changes gears so many times. It starts off one way, then it becomes classical. A lot of modern and classical sounds.Madonna
In the Q&A, Madonna also revealed that Dark Ballet was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.
Note that on October 26th, 2018, Mirwais posted on Instagram a famous scene from Clockwork Orange, and Madonna commented with “dark ballet.” Mirwais replied to her with “very dark.”
The soundtrack of A Clockwork Orange comprises classical music and electronic synthetic music. The music is a thematic extension of the central character (Alex) psychological conditioning. “March from ‘A Clockwork Orange'” (based on the choral movement of the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven) was the first recorded song featuring a vocoder for the singing.
Kubrik’s A Clockwork Orange employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian near-future Britain.
“It’s like a junction point. Madame X and Joan of Arc come together. I speak her words and her language and I say: «I am not afraid to die for what I believe in.» And this is exactly what I feel.”