Sickick’s sweeping remix first exploded on TikTok in 2021, before being officially released on DSPs by Artist Partner Group/Warner Records in December. Since then, it has amassed nearly 50M streams globally and soundtracked more than 100K TikTok videos.
Floating over Sickick’s dramatic trap beats and fluttering synths, Nigerian singer Fireboy DML, who has dominated global airwaves with his smash hit “Peru,” takes the remix in a soulful, longing direction. “I thought you loved me, I thought you trusted me,” he croons. “I tried to take care of your heart, but it’s frozen.” Fireboy DML’s verse is bookended by Madonna’s ethereal chants and the hummed hook that made “Frozen” a classic upon its initial release in 1998.
Sickick is a multi-talented artist, singer, producer, and DJ who is known for his inventive originals and remixes, offers an explanation of his unique mindset that seems to apply to all three collaborators: “If you don’t fit in, you’re doing something right.”
2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s recording debut, and this series of releases arrives both as celebration of that impressive body of work, and highlights how, all along the way, she’s remained ahead of the curve, always seeking out new sounds and pushing pop forward. With songs like “Frozen (Fireboy DML Remix),” she proves that she’s intending to keep doing that for a long time to come.