I have to say that I expected more when I first heard this song, but I was also happy to hear a classic Madonna ballad again. Over time however, this song really grew on me and became one of my favorites from MDNA. Her voice is really quite superb here particularly on the higher notes and the beautifully sung “Nothing’s indestructible” section. There is a warmth and vulnerability in her voice which was good to hear again after a long stretch of primarily dance/upbeat material. I also really love the lyrics and the art/love metaphor. I particularly love the line “The look but please don’t touch me type” – very clever and descriptive of the relationship she is “painting” through the song. I do feel like it could really benefit from a beautiful bridge though which would lift the song even more right before the final chorus. Overall, a lovely song and a wonderful addition to her outstanding ballad catalogue.
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