the Vault: 2000

Madonna – American Pie
(Don McLean)
Directed by Philipp Stölzl
>The Next Best Thing (Maverick, Warner Bros.)


Hot Mess

Director Andreas Anastasis gives us his take on Madonna’s Justify My Love in his work on the latest SIRPAUL video Body Connection. Anastasis also directed other SIRPAUL videos such as Addicted, Colors and Do U.
SIRPAUL, a New York City boy, got his big break in 2008 with Do U. Another noteworthy Electro beat is Going Down In La-La Land, title track to the soundtrack of a Casper Andreas movie going by the same title, which portrays an uncensored look at Hollywood. Body Connection, featuring Loco Ninja, is the new single taken from his current album The Horse, already his 8th full-length player.
In the latest video, inspired by Tom Ford’s controversial ads, the singer finds himself all suited up, surrounded by beautiful naked bodies, and the controversial novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James, a New York Times #1 bestselling erotic fiction paperback, at hand.


Next Monday MDNA hits stores. This will be Madonna’s 12th studio recording. Hard Candy, the previous album, already dates from 2008. This time round the singer collaborated once again with William Orbit, who also produced the critically acclaimed Ray of Light album (1998). Other guest appearances include Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., LMFAO, and Mika.
Snippets have already been posted on the singer’s Facebook BandPageLove Spent, I’m Addicted, Gang Bang, Falling Free, Superstar, I Don’t Give A, Best Friend and Beautiful Killer– while a clock counts down to the release. On Saturday the superstar uploaded a new track in its entirety: I Fucked Up.

Meanwhile Madonna is teaming up with E! for the exclusive world premiere of the controversial music video for her new single Girl Gone Wild. The black and white video, directed by Mert & Marcus, was shot in LA. It has the Erotica Girl and her team of dancers whirl in visual effects. Once again M has a buzz going as for a video premiere. Tune into E! News on March 20th, or catch the final result on E! Online straight after. Or come back here for more.

Super Bowl Halftime

There’s no stopping the Queen of Pop. On Sunday Madonna made her comeback performing a couple of hits, and the new single Give Me All Your Luvin’ during the halftime show of the 2012 Super Bowl.
Like a Queen on her throne the singer was pulled in by an army of Roman gladiators, dressed in an embroidered golden cape and black thigh-high boots. Nothing less but a grand entrance, in style, dressed by Riccardo Tisci, head designer of the French fashion house Givenchy. The two already worked together for the singer’s last tour three years ago.
The 12-min set kicked off with Vogue, amid an impressive digital display of Vogue magazines. LMFAO helped out to get Music going, blending in bits of their smash hits Party Rock Anthem and Sexy And I Know It. Then the new song followed, with support of Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. on stage. The latter caused a bit of controversy. A marching band walked in next for a quick interlude of, with some help from Cee-Lo, Open Your Heart. At this point both artists appeared to sing live. For the finale, a huge choir backed Madge and Cee-Lo, supplying a goose bump moment. At the end, the singer was whisked away and the words “World Peace” appeared across the field.

New Madonna video goes out

With M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj on board, Madonna is ready to take another ride on the charts. Once innovative, Give Me All Your Luvin’ seems nothing more than a catchy pop song. But the young entourage should ensure high rankings (and good sales). Madonna will perform at the Super Bowl this Sunday. And somehow this video makes a perfect promo campaign for the Bowl. Surrounded by a horde of foot players and Manga-masked cheerleaders, Madge does look her best. Half way along she slips into a white lace Dolce & Gabbana dress. What the baby cameo is for? No clue. Highly in vogue all in all. Touchdown.