Madonna has released “I Rise,” the second single from her upcoming album ‘Madame X.”
The start of the song samples Parkland shooting survivor Emma González’s pro gun control speech.
[They say] us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works. We call BS,” González says.
Madonna explained the inspiration behind the song in a statement saying, “I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized 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.”
“Madame X” will be released on June 14.