An exclusive first look at Madonna's "Give Me All Your Love" artwork
I still remember the first and only time I listened to "Hard Candy". My ears started to bleed and I had to douche with holy water before throwing the CD under the nearest moving vehicle. It took me years to recover but lately I've become a bit sentimental about the old girl and found myself revisiting her earlier work - particularly 2003's underrated "American Life". I was actually looking forward to new material but if the recently leaked "Give Me All Your Love" is any indication of the pop icon's new sound, I'll pass. And not for the reasons other people are citing. Let's be clear - I like it when old ladies make club records!
If it were up to me Olivia Newton-John and Bette Midler would be in the studio dabbling in dub step at this very moment. The idea that dance music is restricted to kids is just ridiculous. Madonna has always been about the dancefloor and will hopefully still be popping her wrinkly pussy in that gross leotard well into her twilight years. The problem is her choice of material. "Give Me All Your Love" is embarrassing. I don't think it sounds like Britney or Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne fans need to take a seat. She did not invent chanting! The sad truth is none of those divas would release something this generic and soulless. Well, apart from Ms Spears.
While I can't deny that there's something cute (and catchy) about the chorus, as a whole, it falls flat. Madonna sounds like a robot and the lyrics are painful. Age has got nothing to do with it. This track would be equally shit if sung by a 20 year old. Earlier today Guy Oseary tweeted that "Give Me All Your Love" is just a demo, which is some relief but he did confirm it would be on the album. My question is why? Madonna can work with whoever she likes and this Sabi B-side is the best she can come up with? Return to the drawing board, bitch and try again. Your legacy demands it.