Madonna took to Instagram on Sunday to announce that a new album is on the way. Not only that, but the video clip also revealed some new music.
The album, called Madame X, will be her 14th stand-alone album, and it will feature Madonna on role of Madame X. Madonna describes her as “a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identity, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places.” In the clip you see the Material Girl using a typewriter, while wearing several different, elaborate costumes. The song playing throughout the video features the lyrics “The thing that hurt the most was that I wasn’t lost.” She goes on to talk about all the different persona’s the character disguises herself as, including “a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whore, and a spy in the house of love.”
Madonna has said in the past that the new album’s music is inspired by Portugal, which is where she was happening to be living during the creation of the album. It’s been known since last year that new music was on the way from the 60 year-old singer, but until now there was no indication how soon that could be. Her last album was 2015’s Rebel Heart, which reached number 2 on the Billboard 200, and helped launch her $170 million grossing tour.
While there is no exact release date for the album as of yet, we suspect it will be soon, considering the amount of Instagram promotion went on over the weekend.
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