Madonna has unveiled her brand new song “I Rise” ahead of the release of her upcoming album Madame X.
The 60-year-old, who delivered an incredible performance of her track “Medellin” with Maluma at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, sings in the track: “There’s nothing you can do to me that hasn’t been done.
“Not bulletproof, shouldn’t have to run from a gun/River of tears ran dry, let ’em run/No game that you can play with me, I ain’t one.”
The track’s intro features a sample of Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez’s empowering speech.
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!”
Madonna says of the song, “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. 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.”
“I Rise” is the second track of five songs to be previewed before Madame X debuts globally on June 14.
The song “Crave” featuring Swae Lee and produced by Mike Dean is set to be unveiled on May 10, before “Future” featuring Quavo will be released on May 17, and “Dark Ballet” on June 7.