New Zealand and Australia have already been treated to what we can call one of Madonna’s greatest experimental tracks ever. Dark Ballet is an epic work of storytelling. Listening to Dark Ballet is like watching a fairytale come to life in front of your eyes through your ears, if that makes any sense (like the track some might say). It’s instantly recognizable as a collaboration with the absolute genius that is Mirwais. We listen to the lyrics we learned during Madonna’s MET Gala performance that is then stopped by a piano solo with a bass coming in and lyrics so distorted that it’s hard to understand what she’s singing. Then we hear the brilliant spoken part over Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Reed Pipes’ that was performed at Eurovision and ends with Madonna trying to blow out fire or trying to breathe?
It’s a work of GENIUS.