Madonna song starts with voice of Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez

Madonna’s new song starts a little differently than most.

Before the pop icon starts singing in her ” I Rise ” video, another familiar voice preludes the song.

” Us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works, ” Emma Gonzalez says at the beginning. ” We call BS. ”

Gonzalez was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida when a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people in February last year. Since then, she’s played a leading role in movements such as March for our Lives, calling for gun legislation reform.

Four days after the shooting, Gonzalez delivered a fiery speech at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That’s when she uttered the words Madonna chose to highlight.

” Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA, telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this — we call B.S.! They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence — we call B.S.! They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred — we call B.S.! That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works — we call B.S.! ”

In the song, Madonna later sings, ” Not bulletproof, shouldn’t have to run from a gun. ”

Later in the song, as the singer says, ” I managed to survive, ” Gonzalez’s ” B. S ” is heard in the background.

The song is featured in her recently announced album, ” Madame X. ”

” I decided to call my record Madame X, ” Madonna said in a video she posted about the album. ” Madame X is a secret agent traveling around the world. Changing identities. Bringing light to dark places. ”

” Madame X is a dancer. A professor. A head of state. An equestrian. A prisoner, ” Madonna said. ” A student. A mother. A child. A teacher. A nun. A singer. A saint. A whore. And a spy in the house of love. I’m Madame X. ”