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OMG, the third housey song on the album other than God Control and I Don't Search I Find. It reminds me of Issac and Shanti/Ashantgi but with a more house beat!

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OMG, her voice. It's giving me Future Lovers vibes in this too!

This feels very Enigma meets Daft Punk too. 

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17 minutes ago, medellin said:

It's like a trippy, house song. Love it. She does this sound so well.

god control, i don't search i find, and now ciao bella prove she can do another dance album without it being a retread of confessions. 

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35 minutes ago, Shaun said:

Is this a bilingual song? Can anyone post the lyrics? The descriptions sound amazing!

Yes except there is a male vocalist who sings in an African (?) language.

Musically, Ciao Bella is like a sad counterpart to I Don't Search I Find. Overall, it's very atmospheric and has a pensive mood.

Have you ever been to the land where you can find yourself?

Have you ever been to a place where you can rest yourself?

All the noise just disappears

Rain will wash away the sadness

All our lives we work in vain for a little touch of grace

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In love with it!

EBTG meets Enigma, both of them fucked Neneh Cherry and they all came together. Then Madonna raised them and taught them everything they know.

That's Ciao Bella!

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I actually already noticed Enigma influence by the end of God Control, at 4:44 when Madonna yells out “under democracy” very Sandra Cretu, followed by the whispers, with very Enigma pads in the background. 

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2 hours ago, Beastialg said:

This should have been in the standard edition for sure. Amazing song!

Def! It's full of life

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Amazing song. Gladly it has nothing to do with differents renditions of Ciao Bella that circulated between EU Latin countries

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31 minutes ago, DanM said:

I don't like the male voice 😞 it feels more like a feat. Madonna song.

That's the beauty of it

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1 hour ago, stijn said:

Who's the male voice?

is it Youssou N'Dour?

And D’Santiago brought together Madonna and Kimi Djabate, an Afrobeat musician from another former Portuguese colony, Guinea-Bissau. He recorded a bonus song for her album titled Ciao Bella.

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https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/entertainment/article/3013327/how-madonnas-new-album-madame-x-was-inspired-small-lisbon

 

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1 hour ago, DanM said:

I don't like the male voice 😞 it feels more like a feat. Madonna song.

Yeah I agree. I think he's a bit too prominent and dominates the song overall that she comes across as a feat rather than the main performer. It's not a bad track but the weakest for me so far. Her parts and the music itself are great but I can see why it was a bonus track.

7/10

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7 hours ago, Beastialg said:

This should have been in the standard edition for sure. Amazing song!

this, right after i dont search

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Me no likey, how they were able to fit literally nothing interesting in over 5mins is beyond me, especially with a title such as Ciao Bella! 

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