Madonna says all modern music "sounds the same"

10 August 2018, 11:59

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By Tom Eames

If anyone is allowed to criticise the music business, it's the Queen of Pop.

Madonna has given her opinions on the state of the current music industry, saying that everything "sounds the same" to her.

Talking to Vogue Italia about working with different musicians and styles on her new album, she said: "It’s also such a nice antidote to what’s going on in the music business now where everything’s so formulaic.

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"Every song has 20 guest artists on it, and everyone sounds the same. Something’s gotta give."

Madonna will release the follow-up to her 2015 album Rebel Heart later this year.

The singer recently moved to Lisbon so that her 12-year-old son, David Banda, could follow his dream of becoming a professional football player.

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She added that her new hometown allowed them to see a culture that inspired the direction for the new album.

“In Alfama, you’ll hear people singing and playing fado music everywhere,” she said. “There are these weekly sessions called living room sessions which pop up in people’s beautiful homes that are 500 years old, and you walk up the marble steps which are lined with candles into the living room which is also dimly lit with candles.

“And there’s this rolling, very intimate performance happening where people play, they sing, they recite poetry.”

Madonna also celebrates her 60th birthday next week (August 16). We predict a massive party somewhere!