Madonna has announced her new album, Rebel Heart, and released six of its 19 tracks for immediate download. The move comes after 13 unfinished or demo tracks from the album were leaked onto the Internet earlier this week.
In a note on her website, Madonna wrote, “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. 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.”
In addition to “Living For Love”, today’s release includes “Devil Pray”, “Ghosttown”, “Unapologetic Bitch”, “Illuminati”, and “Bitch I’m Madonna”, the latter of which features Nicki Minaj. Additionally, Kanye West and Diplo contributed to the production of the tracks.
According to Madonna’s website, more music will be released on February 9th. The entirety of Rebel Heart will then be available on March 10th.
Below, listen to “Illumnati” produced by Kanye West, and “Bitch I’m Madonna” featuring Nicki Minaj.