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Madonna Calls New Album 'Happy'
Madonna shocked Golden Globe prognosticators -- and Elton John! -- last night by taking home the trophy for Best Original Song. After a slightly awkward acceptance speech, Madonna hit the press room where they bombarded her with questions about her album, why there has been so much time between releases and what fans can expect from her Super Bowl performance show!
Of the album, which is titled M.D.N.A., Madonna said: "It took me three years to make this movie and while I was making this movie all of these things were sort of pushing the train behind me saying: 'Hey pay attention to me, what about me!' I do have a recording career I have to pay attention to and I do have to pay the rent. So making my record was always part of the plan next in line after I made the film and then I was asked to do the Super Bowl, which is a great honor but vastly time consuming to prepare for and then I have a tour to promote my record and I don't know that's just how life pans out. It's a big traffic jam."
As for the individual elements in that traffic jam, Madonna first addressed the new sound on her album. "Well I did a good majority of the record with Martin Solveig who's a DJ/Producer," she said. "I love his sound. It's really fresh it doesn't sound like anybody else. He's brilliantly talented. I would say his music is happy it puts a smile on your face and my record does that too. And I collaborated again with William Orbit who tends to make me more introspective and a bit I don't know... His songs tend to be I don't want to say dark but more thoughtful and introspective. So yeah, it's a good combination of the light and the dark."
Talk then turned to her Super Bowl performance, which Madonna called "a great honor but vastly time consuming to prepare for." Earlier in the night, she told Ryan Seacrest on the carper that she has "12 minutes and 40 seconds to put on the greatest show on Earth."