Madame X is the upcoming fourteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna. It is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019, on Interscope Records.
The album follows Rebel Heart (2015) and its first single "Medellín" was released on April 17, 2019.
In the lead up to the full release of the album, digital and streaming services will release 4 songs to accompany the album cycle: "I Rise" (May 3), "Crave" (feat. Swae Lee) (May 10, also to be the second single), "Future" (feat. Quavo) (May 17) and "Dark Ballet" (June 7).
"I Rise," the first promotional single, is described as a "powerful and uplifting anthem," disserting about surviving and rising from the adversities from social, modern world.
It contains a spoken intro taken from the speech of social activist, advocate for gun control Emma González, survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and co-founder of committee Never Again MSD, during an interview in February 2018.