The Queen of Pop and mother of four shares her thoughts on living outside the box.
songs that reveal my feelings but sometimes I don’t like to be so literal or so specific. I like to be more mysterious. … IGNORE THE HATERS? If people are looking for something bad, they’re going to find it. We’re in a fundamentalist, literalist society where there can’t be any duality to something. No one understands irony. No one has a sense of humour. There’s no complexity to things. Everything is just surface value. I like to think that my songs will find the audience they are meant to find. And those who can’t understand or connect to them, well, they’ll find something else. … STRIP IT ALL DOWN? When it came to writing The Rebel Heart, my original intention was to just sit with various songwriters and write. That was my goal, and I wanted the album to be something I could strum a guitar to and sing without other people involved. Even “Bitch, I’m Madonna” I could sing on acoustic guitar. It’s actually quite good.