LISTEN: Madonna Releases “Living For Love,” 5 Other Songs After Rebel Heart Tracks Leak
Madonna has released six new songs following the leak of tracks from her upcoming album Rebel Heart. The newly available tracks are “Living For Love,” “Devil Pray,” “Ghosttown,” Unapologetic Bitch,” “Illuminati,” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.” They’ve been placed on sale at iTunes and through other digital platforms.
“I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living for Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” said Madonna in a statement. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”
The music superstar was furious when 13 of her unfinished songs leaked to the Internet in recent weeks. At one point, Madonna posted a picture of a smashed iPod on Instagram, writing, “This broken iPod is a symbol of my broken heart! That my music has been stolen and leaked! I have been violated as a human and an artist! #f*ckedupshit.”
She also compared her experience to sexual assault. “This is artistic rape!!” wrote Madonna. “These are early leaked demo’s half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process???” she asked. “Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?”
Listen to the official audio for “Living For Love” below. Check out the other tracks on iTunes. More songs will be made available on February 9, with the full album expected to be released in March.