The iconic star is expected to launch her new era soon, and confirmed on Twitter that she is in the studio.

But it’s her mention of writer and producer Mirwais that has really got tongues wagging.

The hitmaker, real name Mirwais Ahmadzaï, is behind some of Madge’s biggest works, including material for her studio albums Music, American Life and Confessions On The Dancefloor.

Those tracks include the song Music, as well as Die Another Day, Love Profusion, American Life and Hollywood.

The Music album was nominated for three Grammys, including Record of the Year, and Die Another Day was shortlisted for Original Song at the 2003 Golden Globes.

Madonna today posted a video of her having fun in the studio, captioning it: “No This is NOT my new music… But im having fun in the studio in between takes!! #music #mirwais #magic.”

This latest update comes after she spoke in a new interview about ageism in the music industry, and the criticism she faces as her career progresses.

Speaking to The Cut, she said: “It’s an outdated, patriarchal idea that a woman has to stop being fun, curious, adventurous, beautiful, or sexy past the age of 40. It’s ridiculous.

She continued: “How do we fight this? By standing up to men and by standing up to social mores or standards that say we cannot. The more women that do it, it will just be a matter of time.”

Back in December the superstar appeared to confirm new music plans.Asked by Anderson Cooper on Live With Kelly and Ryan when she’s going back on tour, she said: “Soon.”

Amid excited babble from the hosts, she clarified: “2017 was Soccer Mom in Portugal, 2018 I’m coming back baby. And I’m coming for you!”

Madonna is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 300 million units worldwide.

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