The pop icon’s new song with Quavo rocks production credits from Diplo, and while she’s clearly taking notes from modern trends in popular music, Madonna refuses to lose her signature appeal.
“Future” is recognizably a Diplo song by design, with infectious rhythm and a horn section to keep the track moving. Count on Madonna for the deeper-than-surface-level lyrical performance, and Quavo to bring the flavor.
At first, Madonna’s essence seems to be a little lost in this collaborative mix, but she manages to break through. Recycling lyrics from “Don’t Tell Me,” the Madonna we all know and love proves she’s here — for now and into the future.
Madonna says of “Future” featuring Quavo, “It’s a song about the world that we live in today and the future of our civilization.”