After listening to the HQ radio rip of the new Madonna Song "4 Minutes to Save the World" featuring Justin Timberlake and produced by Timbaland, I realized this song is kinda hot...if it were someone ELSE singing the female vocals besides Madonna, for any OTHER album besides Hard Candy. Im not saying that Madonna brings down the track AT ALL, it just doesn't seem like a Madonna track period. Im sure its the quality of the radio rip that makes Madonna's vocals seem almost non existent next to the loud looping horns and Justin Timberlake.
The main problem I have with the song is that it sounds like something that should have been on Timbaland's Shock Value album, not a new Madonna record...especially after releasing an album like Confessions on the Dancefloor that had such a STRONG first single... For those that have heard the song already, honestly tell me u cant picture Nelly Furtado on the track instead of Madonna and have it feel more believable? With that said I feel the track is TOO Timbaland and not enough Madge.
Im honestly not surprised because I think Timbo has been wearing himself thin for YEARS...hes not at a creative peek as he once was when an Aaliyah song sounded NOTHING like a Missy Elliot song. Now you cant tell a Justin song from a 50 cent song from a Nelly Furtado song, and now apparently from a Madonna song. I fear the new project will be overproduced and nothing more than a forced attempt to top the Hot 100 Charts. Seeing that Flo-rida's hideous single "Low" has dominated that chart for the past 10 weeks, that would be my indication as an "artist" to stay as far away from that goal as possible.