She also revealed a snippet of the new music
Madonna has finally confirmed that she’s releasing a new album, and that it will be titled ‘Madame X’.
After weeks of teasers alluding to a mysterious project dubbed ‘Madame X’, the pop icon today (April 14) announced that it will in fact be the name of her 14th studio album.
Taking to social media, Madonna posted a video with the caption “Welcome to the World of Madame X.” In the clip, she portrays the life of a secret agent known as Madame X. Dressed in various outfits linked to a series of different identities, Madonna then proceeds to tell a group of people sat a table: “I decided to call my record ‘Madame X’.”
Featuring the lyrics: “The thing that hurt the most was that I wasn’t lost/ I wasn’t lost,” the singer talks over what can only be assumed as a new song from the upcoming project.
Reading out the same text that appeared as a grid of Instagram images this morning, she says: “Madame X is a secret agent. Traveling [sic] around the world. Changing identities. Fighting for freedom. Bringing light to dark places.”
“She is 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. A prostitute.”
She also posted a couple of other clips relating to the project, her first since 2015’s ‘Rebel Heart’, that sees her playing two instruments, but with no sound.
This news follows teasers going back to earlier this month, when the Queen of Pop posted nine individual images on Instagram that link up to reveal a red ‘X’ against a striking black background.
She’s also updated her profile picture to a close-up image that shows her wearing a shirt and tie while a think black instrument rests against her lips.
What exactly the ‘X’ meant at the time was unclear – some fans on Twitter claimed that it’s forming part of a secret project with Netflix, although others have seemingly debunked that notion.
It was also reported by Page Six yesterday that she was denied permission to bring a thoroughbred horse into a 19th century palace to film her new video.
Madonna, who has been living in Portugal since 2017, was reportedly seen filming a video for a song called ‘Indian Summer’ in the Quinta Nova de Assunção palace.
She also teased fans on Twitter last month by sharing a cryptic image of an apple being sliced with a knife.
“A Taste of things to come…………… .
#music #magic,” she wrote.
In January, Madonna also shared what is thought to be studio footage from an upcoming track.