After months of hinting that new music was on the way, Madonna has finally revealed at least the name of an upcoming project, and she’s given fans a sense of what her new tunes may sound like via some tantalizing social media posts.
The singer uploaded a video to both Instagram and Twitter this morning (April 14), in which she shares that she’s decided to name her new album Madame X, though she doesn’t state when it may arrive. The name seems to refer to a character, or perhaps an alter ego that Madonna has created, who she describes as “a secret agent / Traveling around the world / Changing identities / Fighting for freedom / Bringing light to dark places.”
Madonna then rattles off an exciting list of descriptions that seem to fit this Madame X character, including calling her “a cha cha instructor, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a teacher, a nun, a cabaret singer, a saint and a prostitute”
The first list of descriptors was posted yesterday (April 13), while a handful of videos, including the one where she shares that Madame X is indeed the name of what will be her next full-length, went up on Sunday (April 14). The visual is soundtracked by what is likely a song featured on the album, where Madonna sings, “The thing that hurts the most / is that I wasn’t lost,” with autotune added for special effect.
Madonna riled her millions of fans up earlier this month when she posted a grid of images on her Instagram with nothing but the letter X, though nobody was able to figure of what she was saying at the time until now.
While Madame X doesn’t have a street date yet, it’s expected at some point this year. Originally, Madonna claimed she was planning on releasing a new album by the end of 2018, but it never arrived. With the teasers out now, it’s possible that the first single from the collection could hit rather soon. Madame X will be Madonna’s fourteenth proper studio album, and her first since 2015’s Rebel Heart.
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