Happy early Christmas! Madonna released six songs from her upcoming album Rebel Heart late on Friday, Dec. 19. The surprising move comes just two days after the Queen of Pop lashed out for the material leaking online.
"X-mas is coming early! Pre order my album and download 6 tracks! Happy Holidays! #rebelheart," the 56-year-old tweeted. "6 songs for you now…http://smarturl.it/RebelHeart #rebelheart Happy Early X-Mas! ! 13 more to come for album 13!!!"
The six titles Madonna has released are "Living For Love," "Devil Pray," "Ghosttown," "Illuminati," "Unapologetic Bitch" and the feisty "Bitch I'm Madonna."
Earlier this week, the singer didn't just sit back when her new music hit the Internet prematurely. "This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demos, half of which won’t even make it on my album," she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post on Wednesday, Dec. 17. "The other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?"
The ordeal was frustrating, but was eventually the reason why she decided to share the music with her fans early. "I was hoping to release my new single 'Living For Love' on Valentine's Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring," she said in a press release Friday. "I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift."
All six songs are now available to preorder on iTunes. This is her 13th studio album and a followup to 2012's MDNA. Check out the audio video for "Living For Love" above now!
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