Madonna released a new music video standing against gun violence in the US, reported NewNowNext Thursday.
In her new video for “God Control,” directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the pop-queen portrayed a bloody massacre in a nightclub, referring to Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting which happened in 2016 leaving 49 killed and 53 wounded by a lone gunman.
The eight-minute video released on Thursday begins with the on-screen words “The story you are about to see is very disturbing. It shows graphic scenes of gun violence. But it’s happening every day. And it has to stop,” and ends with “Guns Control Now.”
Earlier Madonna has released a teaser to her video, saying: “If you’re sitting alone in your apartment all day and you’re writing about the downfall of humanity, it tends to get you down. After a while, you need to have fun. So, where does a girl go? She goes to a disco! … I tried to bring the world of disco and freedom, and having that joy silenced by a small thing made of metal that can end someone’s life.”
“The idea of the song is that I’m speaking about something very serious, but the music is disco. It’s ironic because we used to be able to go places like discos to have fun, to forget, to be free, and now even those places aren’t safe,” Madonna added. “Let’s get some gun control, people!”
“This is your wake up call. Gun violence disproportionately affects children, teenagers and the marginalized in our communities. Honor the victims and demand GUN CONTROL. NOW. Volunteer, stand up, donate, reach out. Wake up and insist on common-sense gun safety legislation. Innocent lives depend on it.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website