The result is We Got It From Here…, a return to form that is simultaneously triumphant and bittersweet.
At its broken heart, Melodrama is what a breakup sounds like. With all the heartache, laments, moments of melancholy and hopes of moving on intact. Growing pains and strains. Life, love and stains. At once a partner to—and antidote for—loneliness, it is a strong outing for an artist still embracing her creative journey.
Even in its fragmented state Madame X spins as a more enduring album than Rebel Heart and maybe that’s the point.
A decent soundtrack for summer romance, even if some tracks get lost in the background.