2019 is set to be a huge year for Madonna, with the music icon today teasing the release of her long-awaited 14th album, Madame X.
For a few years now, dedicated fans have been wondering when we might get some new tunes from Madonna.
With her last album, Rebel Heart, dropping in 2015 and becoming her biggest-charting release in seven years, the pop legend has undoubtedly been taking some well-deserved time off.
However, Madonna got fans talking last year when she revealed to Vogue Italia that her new record would be “released by the end of the year.” While this didn’t eventuate, she did note that the new record was influenced by musicians in her new home of Portugal.
“I’ve just met lots of really amazing musicians, and I’ve ended up working with a lot of these musicians on my new record, so Lisbon has influenced my music and my work,” Madonna explained.
“How could it not? I don’t see how I could have gone through that year without being informed by all this input of culture.”
Now, it seems that we’re getting closer to hearing this diverse new record.
Check out Madonna’s Madame X announcement video:
Taking to social media earlier today, Madonna shared a cryptic video featuring some intriguing footage, backed by what appears to be some new music.
“I decided to call my record Madame X,” Madonna explains in the video. “Madame X is a secret agent. Traveling around the world.”
“Changing identities. Fighting for freedom. Bringing light to dark places. She is 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. The spy in the house of love. I’m Madame X.”
At this stage, there’s no word as to when we’ll be receiving this new record, but as Rolling Stone notes, Madonna is likely to reveal more information next month when she performs at the Eurovision Song Contest.