Maybe I don't turn on the radio too much anymore, but I am not thrilled by the new Madonna song. Now, I heard it and watched it on the SuperBowl...yeah I know right, I watched the SuperBowl (like most gay guys, that means I watched the half time show only, and then sipped a martini while discussing the players tight pants). Anyhow, out she comes on her throne, whether it be a dis to all the supposed pop princesses/queens/monsters out there or a bringing together of all faiths (as was stated by herself), I just wasn't thrilled or moved to dance by the song.
Then an attempt to stay current, she enlists the likes of Nicki Minaj (whom I actually like) and M.I.A. (which I totally love). Two females who say what they want and do what they want (and if offered A LOT of money make a song with Madonna)...something Madonna used to do. Come on, I am not hating, I am not saying Madonna hasn't contributed to the pop-sphere...she has. She has influenced more women singers than our generation has seen. But at what point do you just become a part of the cliche world you sang against and spoke up against? All of a sudden you got married, went away to Europe, got an accent, and have become all lady like. Bravo, you have grown up. So your music should reflect it...not sound like a 12 year old put the lyrics together. Oh, and you shouldn't degrade the people who look up to you either, can we say reductive. Oh and last time I checked, most of and if not ALL, pop music is reductive...watered down versions of what is actually happening in the underground scenes in order for mass media and conglomerates to make money (oh you know, Vogue, remember Madonna, that song you sang...which was about the underground ballrooms, and then claimed as your own, but not giving reference to any of the diva queens that allowed you put it together aka Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, and Kevin Aviance)...can we say reductive. And aliens totally exist.
Note to self: don't make a statement and then put out a reductive song yourself...in order to stay current with today's generation, which you frankly aren't a part of, and appease gay men everywhere (this gay man...not appeased).
Such is the music industry, always changing, which is great. Stay true to what you love...and don't worry I would date you even if you LOVED the new Madonna song.
*Press PLAY, "L-U-V Madonna, Y-O-U You wanna* oops, how did that get on my iPod.