“Here in Lisbon, this is where my record was born,” Madonna says in Amazon Music’s three-minute preview for the short film. “I came to Lisbon because of my son, because of his passion for playing football. I was a ‘soccer mom.’ Also I was happy to be out of America and to look at the world in another point of view.”
Madonna, while showcasing the many personas of the titular Madame X, also talked about how at first she didn’t know anyone in the city but was eventually invited to a “living room session,” an informal hangout where musicians drink wine and play music together.
“What struck me the most was this kind of organic, authentic feeling of people being there really because they just loved music,” Madonna says. “Money had nothing to do with it, fame had nothing to do with it, Instagram followers had nothing to do with it. It was really about passion and music and art.”
The entire 23-minute documentary World of Madame X is available to stream on Prime Video. Additionally, Amazon Music is hosting a pair of exclusive remixes from Madame X; fans can access those by saying “Alexa play the Amazon Original by Madonna” into their Amazon-enabled devices.