It shouldn't surprise you that I'm a Madonna fan. It's in my genetic makeup. On April 29th she'll release her 11th album called Hard Candy. Not one to miss a trend, she's teamed-up with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland to produce a hip-hop flavoured record. Her last, Confessions on a Dancefloor, brought her back to form with a series of hit singles. Based on the new photoshoot with Steven Klein (click to enlarge at the right), it seems she'll be blonde for this promotional tour. Half the excitement of a new Madonna album is a new Madonna Look. Remember when she hit the press junket for Evita? All 50s hair and old-school-couture? Hot. And in 2006 it was all hot pink body suits, purple tights and heels. From what I've seen, this year will show us the "hardcore Madonna", who apparently boxes on weekends and wears gold. Thugged-out and streetwise. So utterly manufactured. I love it.
Listen to the new single, 4 Minutes (To Save the World).