Madonna releases single ‘I Rise,’ featuring sample from Parkland student Emma Gonzalez
Gonzalez, 19, is a student who was present during the fatal shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla.
She is best known not only as a survivor of the horrific attack but as an activist and advocate for gun control across the U.S.
Before the 60-year-old singer comes in with her mellow and slightly autotuned pop number, Gonzalez is heard yelling at a protest rally: “They say us kids don’t know what we’re talking about … that we’re too young to understand how the government works. We call B.S.!”
“Let’s all rise together,” wrote Madonna on Twitter following the release of the new single.
Gonzalez co-founded the student-run gun control advocacy group Never Again MSD in late February 2018, shortly after the Parkland attack.
The song was co-produced by Madonna and Jason Evigan, who has also produced music for Maroon 5 and Demi Lovato.
I Rise is now available on all major streaming platforms.
Madame X will be released on June 14. It can now be pre-ordered and saved through the official Madonna website.
Madame X tracklist:
- Medellin (ft. Maluma)
- Dark Ballet
- God Control
- Future (ft. Quavo)
- Killers Who Are Partying
- Crave (ft. Swae Lee)
- Come Alive
- Faz Gostoso (ft. Anitta)
- Bitch, I’m Loca (ft. Maluma)
- I Don’t Search I Find
- I Rise
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