With just over a week to go until the release of her new album Valentine, Snail Mail has shared one final single called “Madonna”. She says:
“I am excited to share this one! In summation it’s about why love can’t exist between a person and a concept of a person. Remove the pedestal and you might realize there was never anything there at all.”
While there is plenty of studio wizardry in “Madonna”, it is first and foremost a showcase for Lindsey Jordan’s abilities as a lyricist. Through stark images and personal reflections, she manages to convey a difficult lesson in a way that’s universally accessible. And yet, there’s still undoubtedly plenty of her own unique heart in there, especially in the way she sighs “we’re not really talking now”.