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Song You Need: Madonna and Sickick’s “Frozen on Fire” is an undeniable heater

Madonna finally gets her relentless “Frozen” updating right.

May 23, 2022

Madonna is an undeniably terrible steward of her own legacy — you can’t really be a groundbreaking pop icon in multiple decades without being something of an anti-nostalgist. The way she’s treated Sickick’s TikTok-viral trap remix of her immortal Ray Of Light-era single “Frozen” is a perfect example of this: Rather than let it simply sit as a strange revival of the original, she gave the remix an official release and added verses by 070 Shake and Fireboy DML, sharing videos for each.

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It’s the definition of flogging a dead horse, but with the latest redo of the Sickick remix, I think she’s onto something. Finding both Madge and Sickick adding new vocals, “Frozen On Fire” plays more like a pop song that samples the original track, an eerie piece of trap-pop that, somehow, is the platonic ideal of a 2022 Madonna update. It’s alien and icy and kind of intoxicating.

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Song You Need: Madonna and Sickick’s “Frozen on Fire” is an undeniable heater