On iTunes right now is the ‘Rebel Heart’ album tracklist. The timestamps and song titles are all included with 3 songs having features – mainly by rappers. Real Obsession reported last year that Madonna was working with Nas on ‘Rebel Heart’ and it’s confirmed the song title is ‘Veni Vedi Vici’.
As Diplo said months ago, the song ‘Veni Vedi Vici’ is a throwback to Madonna’s earlier years. Then we have boxer Mike Tyson and Chance The Rapper both featured on ‘Iconic’. This must have been recorded around the time Madonna uploaded a photo with Mike Tyson onto Instagram.
There were various reports floating around that ‘Wash All Over Me’ would not make the album…but ‘Wash All Over Me’ has officially been added. The demo version was 4:33 minutes in length and the official version is trimmed down to 4 minutes. It would be great to hear how this specific song evolved in the studio over the past several months as it instantly became a fan favourite.
‘Living For Love’ will open the album and the critically acclaimed ‘Rebel Heart’ will close the album. The ‘Rebel Heart’ album will feature some silly but fun songs such as ‘B*tch, I’m Madonna’ and ‘Holy Water’. Then the more serious stuff would be along the lines of “Messiah” and ‘GhostTown’.
A few more of the 19 songs from the album tracklist will be released after Madonna performs at the Grammys early next month.