MADONNA RELEASES POWERFUL VIDEO FOR "GOD CONTROL"
Video Brings Art And Activism Together As It Addresses The Topic Of Gun Control
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Madonna today unveiled a powerful video for "God Control" from her new album Madame X. Directed by frequent Madonna video collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the visually-arresting video unites art and activism as it addresses the important topic of gun control.
"God Control," produced by Madonna and Mirwais, evokes the heady sound of the disco era, juxtaposing the unbridled freedom of dancing in a club with the brutal and silencing violence wrought by an intruder brandishing a gun. The song features cascading strings of disco music from the late seventies, when Madonna first moved to NY and went to Studio 54, with potent lyrics that urgently demand gun control and safety and the need to wake up and continue to take action.
Madonna says, "I want to draw attention through my platform as an artist to a problem in America that is out of control and is taking the lives of innocent people. This crisis can end if our legislators act to change the laws that fail to protect us all."
Madonna posted HERE on Instagram about the video and the lyrics to the song are below.
The video ends with a call-to-action to join Madonna in supporting organizations fighting for common-sense gun safety legislation and working to protect our most vulnerable, including:
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (@Everytown),
March For Our Lives Foundation (@AMarch4OurLives)
Gays Against Guns (@GAGnoguns)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation (@sandyhook)
National LGBTQ Task Force (@TheTaskForce)
National Center for Transgender Equality (@transEquality)
One Pulse for America (@onePULSEorg)
States United to Prevent Gun Violence (@supgvnetwork)
Marsha P. Johnson Institute (@MPJInstitute)