Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Waiting Is Hard

We are now just 1 week away from the release of Madonna's new album Hard Candy and things are starting to get into gear. Madonna and her daughter Lourdes packed up their shizz and made their way from their home in London to NYC this weekend ... here are pics of Madonna and child making their way thru Heathrow Airport on Saturday:

Photo credit: INFdaily

Upon arrival, Madonna handed off little Lola so that she could spend some time with her father Carlos Leon for a little father-daughter bonding time together ... here are pics of the pair going out for a stroll on the Upper West Side of NYC yesterday afternoon:

Photo credit: Splash News

Yeah ... these 2 look like a couple of bad mofos, alright. I understand that Lola will be spending alone time with her father while Madonna prepares for upcoming promo appearances surrounding the release of her new album next week. As we are all well aware, Madonna will be debuting some of her new music live at the Roseland Ballroom on April 30 and I'm sure there are a million things to be done before hand.

There is always so much excitement when a new Madonna album is being released ... here is but the latest of her magazine covers, this one for French Elle magazine:

And here are a couple new promo photos that have been making the rounds:

I *may* have been privy to hearing the album in full and I must say, it's a pretty upbeat and catchy album. There are a few obvs singles on the album but even the "non-singles" have really catchy hooks and memorable choruses. I'm still digesting it all so I'm gonna hold off on a proper review. I really like the songs she did with Pharrell overall but I'll need a few more listens before I can make an adequate judgment. We are t-minus 7 days away from the release of Hard Candy -- I'm very interested to hear what other folks think once they get to hear the album for themselves.

PS: Don't forget that Pink is the new Blog is doing a contest this week where YOU have the chance to win all of Madonna's CDs. Entries are being accepted until this Friday night, click HERE for all the deets.