Madonna is extending her career-long penchant for turning her album tracks into full-on club bangers through the hands of savvy remixers with a new batch of edits of her track “I Rise.”
Today (Aug. 16), “I Rise” gets six edits in styles ranging from big room to disco, with reworks from DJLW, DJ Kue, Offer Nissim, Thomas Gold, Daybreakers, and DJ Irene & The Alliance. Whether you want something for a dance party in your living or a real-deal mainstage banger, there’s something here that will inspire you to rise up those arms in the air.
The final song on Madonna’s June LP Madame X, the original “I Rise” samples gun control activist Emma Gonzalez. In a statement released around the album, Madonna called the track “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.”