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Surprise! Only days after announcing that a collection of leaked tracks were mere "unfinished demos, stolen long ago," Madonna's hit us with six brand-new songs and the knowledge that, on March 10, she'll be releasing her new album in full. Entitled Rebel Heart (though lord knows we wish she'd stuck with Unapologetic Bitch), the record features production by Kanye West, Diplo, and Mike Dean. These aforementioned six songs—"Living For Love," "Devil Pray," "Ghosttown," "Unapologetic Bitch," "Illuminati," and "Bitch I'm Madonna" are now available as an iTunes preorder. Of course "Illuminati" was produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean, and thank the good lord that "Bitch I'm Madonna" sees her reunite with Nicki Minaj, with whom she previously collaborated on the MDNA single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” and performed at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.
As she stated on her official website, “I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living for Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” she said. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”
Apparently, more songs will be released on 2/9. Thanks, Madge!
Preorder Rebel Heart here.