A Bold Anthem Of Unapologetic Artistry By S&M
n a world that often shies away from controversy, two artists have dared to embrace it. Madonna, the iconic pop sensation, and Sam Smith, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, have joined forces to create a powerful duet, “VULGAR.” This audacious anthem, released today by Capitol Records, is a testament to the spirit of defiance and a call for respect.
The collaboration was sparked during an unforgettable GRAMMY® Awards show performance by Sam Smith featuring Kim Petras. Madonna, introducing the performance, delivered a heartfelt speech that resonated with artists and audiences alike. “If they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative or dangerous,” she declared, “You are definitely onto something.” The following day, Sam Smith and Madonna entered a Los Angeles studio, their shared vision culminating in the creation of “VULGAR.”
“VULGAR” is a fearless anthem that embodies every word of Madonna’s speech. It’s a celebration of two artists merging their unique styles and aesthetics, creating a sound that is both bold and unapologetic. The track is punctuated by an Eastern string break and bolstered by earth-shattering bass, a testament to the production prowess of ILYA for MXM Productions, Cirkut, Omer Fedi, Ryan Tedder, Jimmy Napes, Sam, and Lauren D’elia, Madonna’s vocal producer and engineer.
Sam Smith, a lightning rod for provocation, has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Their third studio album, Gloria, has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “their deepest album yet.” Smith is set to launch the North American leg of GLORIA The Tour on July 25.
Madonna, the best-selling female artist of all time, continues to transform culture and push boundaries. She is set to kick off her highly anticipated global Celebration Tour in July.
Together, they form the dynamic duo, S&M. Together, they are “VULGAR.” This collaboration marks a new era of musical provocation, a bold statement that challenges the status quo and demands respect. With “VULGAR,” S&M have created more than just a song; they’ve crafted an anthem for all those who dare to be different.