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26 March 2023

Madonna To Feature On New Christine & The Queens Album

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Madonna will appear on the forthcoming new album from Christine And The Queens. PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE will be released on 9 June.

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The album is the second instalment of Christine and the Queens’ rock opera concept record project based on Tony Kushner’s 1991 play Angels in America.

Chris was interviewed by the BBC before unveiling tracks from his new album at the 6 Music Festival in Manchester. “The first time I met her was actually on stage,” Chris explains of his first encounter with the Queen of Pop.

“She was doing a tour and there was a song where she was inviting people she loved on the set – and I was lucky enough to be invited. It seemed like a prank at first because I received a text from the choreographer and I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ And so I witnessed the power of the Lord and the Queen on stage.”

“What is the most emblematic female voice we have in the pop landscape?” Chris asks. “She has such an imprint on everybody’s subconscious.

“She did a very risky FaceTime when I explained the whole concept and I was like, ‘Do you want to be an actress in this weird musical? To be exactly also the great actress you are?’ Because she’s multifaceted. She’s not even enclosed in one person.

“And she said, ‘Yes!’ I think because she was enticed by the insanity of the whole thing. She was like, ‘You’re crazy. I’ll do it!’

“I sent her lines that I wrote because she’s embodying the character of Big Eye, a very ambivalent ‘being of light’. We don’t really know if it’s AI, a true angel, or maybe my mum?,” Chris adds.

“Or if it’s maybe me. She’s has this voice that encloses all of the others and she’s piercing through in the record to just give the wisdom we need.

“She sent me the lines and she delivered in such a perfect way. So I had the emotions of a stage director having the best, best performer to direct, and she delivered in exactly the right way.

“I’m truly joyful that she trusted me enough to give me this impeccable piece of theatre. And also, any time she wants me to just do something for her, I’ll be of service all my life.”

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