On March 13 2012, Interscope released a preview of Madonna’s Superstar from her forthcoming MDNA album.
Superstar was written and produced by Madonna, Hardy “Indigo” Muanza and Michael Malih.
During the recording session, Madonna asked her daughter Lourdes if she would sing on the song and agreed. Madonna had this to say about Lourdes’ voice:
She has a very good voice. She’s quite shy about it and won’t admit it. Lots of people are knocking on my door to meet her about everything, movies, what-not. But she’s not really interested in any of it. She just wants to go to school. She says to me, ‘Mum, I just want to be a normal kid. I’m not ready for any of that.’ I respect that, and if she ever wants to work with me on any level, I welcome it. But otherwise, I leave her to homework and school.
On December 3 2012, Superstar was issued as a special edition free CD for the Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo.
Superstar is a sweet and kind homage and tribute to and for Lola and truthfully dare I say it one of the better songs from MDNA!
Superstar was supposed to be an international single with a video already filmed or set to be filmed. Madonna was or did play a terror bride, but the executives warned her about death threats to her and her family. It would be interesting to see if this video was created or just planned. It still should’ve been released as a single because MDNA was such a great EDM record. Intercope just didn’t promote her last 3 albums like Warner did.