Tune In :: Wanted...Girl Gone Wild!
Everyone is hanging on with baited breath for the release of Madonna’s upcoming 12th studio album. So far the amply titled "MDNA" is experimentally proving the perfect chemistry of dance-pop and rhythmic electronica, and its latest single "Girl Gone Wild" is reflective of the Queen of Pop’s unwavering dedication to the dance floor.
Many criticized Madonna’s first new song of the year "Give Me All Your Luvin’" as merely a stunt track to accentuate the pomp and circumstance of her Super Bowl performance and guarantee her street credibility sizing up next to hot hip-hop commodities Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. The single showed some promise, effectively playing to near exhaustion on radio, but the club remixes haven’t made as keenly an impression as perhaps most expected. The song itself has been struggling to stay on the charts.
Hence the release of a new track from the album that screams attention from club revelers...and eventual little defectors from the valley of Mother Monster (aka Lady Gaga).
"Girl Gone Wild" is a stretch as an anthem for the night crawlers on the scene. But, it will move Madonna into familiar Top 40 territory - no matter how uncomfortable it may be to imagine this mother of four sizing up her latest prey at the club, while sipping on a Tanqueray and hearing those 808 drums. Madonna still has the moves on Jagger...but she’s starting to steer into creepy territory, and someone has to wonder: Is this the Madonna her audience wants?
Turn Up the Radio!
Hell yeah! And although fans are patiently anticipating the release date of "MDNA" on March 26, Madonna is sure that the album will be "leaked" before its official launch - citing how hungry fans are for new music from pop music’s still most desirable dance goddess.
Listen carefully: Track #4 "Turn Up the Radio" is a beat-heavy, electrifying club-thumper that is going to feel spectacular under the raging sun of the upcoming summer circuit scene.
The Queen of Pop isn’t the only starlet that’s on fire. Only recently did the Russian import Sasha Gradiva arrive on the Grammy red carpet fully locked and loaded sporting an arm piece resembling a semi-automatic pistol. And surely she was taking the opportunity to promote her quickly rising new single "Wanted," the brash beauty told us she was also using this platform to protest the currently growing tensions in the world perhaps critically leading to a newly inspired arms race. It’s critical in today’s music forum that an artist seek a platform - Gradiva is making her point clear: Dance now! Shoot later...or never!
Her infectious track "Wanted" pops and moves like an every-contemporary hit, but it’s her gutsy "I’m On Fire" that exudes undeniable punk rebellion that pits her against challenge pop-princesses like Rihanna. Word to the wise...Sasha Gradiva is one bathing beauty, deadly as a Bond Girl with eager ambition in her sights.
Madonna’s "Girl Gone Wild" is now available for digital download on most online stores including iTunes, with a release date of March 26 for her 12th full-length album and her first on Interscope Records making her a label mate with Lady Gaga.
Sasha Gradiva’s "Wanted" and "I’m On Fire" are also available on iTunes. Keep a close eye on this emerging dance diva. Don’t get caught in her crossfire!