New Reels: “Living For Love” – Madonna

We review the latest Madonna single and ask is the Queen of pop getting too old for this kind of thing?

Just because she is not “in” right now, and it is actually trendy not to like Madonna and apparently is amusing to talk about her fall, it does not mean that her new single is not one great dance track!

Living For Love – Madonna

Ok, ok, so this video has grown on me. I cannot say much for the rest of Madonna´s 13th (unlucky 13th?) studio album, I´ve only heard 6 tracks, of which I like this one and another one, but this video and this song? This is classic Madonna at her best.

I was a little bit puzzled when I saw her performance at the Grammy´s…why? why bullfighting, why horns? why devils? seems so….early 90´s, and I just could not understand what she was trying to say, but now I get it:

“Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights and crucifixions, he has felt best on earth and when he invented hell for himself that was his very heaven.” Nietzsche.

She is not endorsing it, she is lifting herself up from that…I am glad she is getting over Guy Ritchie (that´s how I understand it)

Took me to heaven and let me fall down
Now that it’s over
I’m gonna carry on
Lifted me up, and watched me stumble
After the heartache, I’m gonna carry on
Living for love
Living for love
I’m not giving up
I’m gonna carry on
Living for love
I’m Living for love
Not gonna stop
Love’s gonna lift me up

Love’s gonna lift me up

Anyway, I side with her when she says she is being a victim of ageism, so Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Sting, Pink Floyd all of them still perform and great because they do but because she is 56 she should just retire, become a grandma or even worse: release an unplugged album? No, she is the GREAT MADONNA, and thankfully, even now, she will not bow down, she will live by her rules, she will do whatever she wants to do and sing about whatever she feels like expressing and I will respect her always for it!

 

 

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