Sam Smith has teamed up with Madonna for her new single “Vulgar”. Find out below.
The song has been released today (June 9) and comes after the two artists announced the collaboration on social media under the alias “SXM”.
Released through Capitol, the star-studded single was produced by Smith himself, alongside Ilya, Cirkut, Omer Fedi, Ryan Tedder and Jimmy Napes. It also features the collaboration of Madonna’s vocal engineer and vocal producer, Lauren D’Elia.
Trying to put the “S&M” into BDSM, the single features sultry lyrics from the two pop stars. “All black with strappy heels, moving like Madonna/Rico like I’m in the Louvre, I’ve got nothing left to prove,” says Smith.
“Let’s get into the crack, you know what to do/Boy, get down on your knees cause I’m Madonna,” Madonna later says. “If you’re fucking with Sam tonight, you’re fucking with me / So watch what you say or I’ll break your banana.”
The two musicians began teasing the single last month, first sharing the cover art for the track, which featured close-ups of their bodies in black and white corsets.
Later, the ‘Unholy’ singer too took his nets socials to post a 15-second teaser for the track, revealing the release date, song title, and her new alias with the ‘Like A Virgin’ singer, ‘SXM’.
Madonna also teased fans with a snippet of the single on her TikTok page, sharing a video of herself in leggings and a cross necklace, singing one of her verses in “Vulgar.”
“Do you know how to spell my fucking name?” he asks at the end of the song. “BITCH. Say our fucking names.”
GET ON YOUR KNEES #SAMANDMADONNA #VULGAR @Sam Smith
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Vulgar” marks the second time Madonna has teamed up with another pop icon in recent weeks. Shortly before the release of the song with Sam Smith, she also collaborated with The Weeknd and Playboi Carti for the song “Popular,” which featured on the soundtrack to The Idol His extensive tour will begin next month, which will last six nights at the O2 in London (tickets available here).
Earlier this year, Smith released his long-awaited new album, “Gloria.” Upon release, they won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the Kim Petras collaboration “Unholy”.
It was also reported on Tuesday (June 6) that the singer’s vocal cords are on the device after it was revealed she hurt her voice on stage.
“My vocal cords are healing, and after a week of vocal rest, she’s looking good,” they wrote on their Instagram stories, after canceling three of their UK shows at the last minute. “It looks like I’ll be fine for the rest of the shows, which is great news.”