After serving up “Unholy,” with assistance from Kim Petras, Sam Smith has teamed up with the mother of all mothers — Madonna — to deliver us some S&M with their new single “Vulgar.”
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Ahead of its release Madonna and Sam let their fans and followers know that “Vulgar” would be out Friday June 9 by teasing the collab with some titillating sound bites and artistic black and white visuals. One of which showed the pair rocking snatched and cinched corsets underneath the duo’s initials — which cheekily happen to be “S&M.”
Sam had also previously teased their collaboration ahead of the Gloria Tour stop at the AO Arena in Manchester on May 24. Tweeting an image of a note written in the same style as the “Vulgar” promo. The message said, they had a “special surprise” for that evening's show — “Unholy” would not “be the last song” performed. However, fans never got to find out what the last song would have been, since Smith was forced to abruptly end the concert midway through due to vocal issues.
Vocal issues aside, we’re kinda glad that's how it went down, so now we can all be first in line to enjoy Sam and Madonna’s naughty musical musings. And today's that lucky day, “Vulgar” has officially arrived, listen to the hard-hitting pop bop below.