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Madonna releases new powerful single ‘I Rise’ to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

The iconic singer is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in her new single

By Steve Brown

Words: Steve Brown

It seems gay icons Madonna and Kylie are going head-to-head to please us all.

Just today, Kylie released her new single ‘New York City’ which is to be included in her upcoming greatest hits album ‘Step Back in Time’ but now, Madonna – whose recent single ‘Medellín’ is still receiving rave reviews – has also dropped a brand new track.

The power balled ‘I Rise’ – which is definitely going to be a Pride anthem – is the second single of five songs to be previewed before her upcoming new album ‘Madam X’ is released in June this year and we love it.

Speaking about her new single, Madonna said: “I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalised people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind.

“This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves.”

Listen to the single below: