WATCH: Madonna releases teaser for upcoming album Madame X, hints at alter ego
After months of hinting that new music was on the way, American singer-songwriter Madonna has finally revealed the name of an upcoming project. Calling it Madame X, she has given her fans a sense of what her new tunes through teasers on her social media. The singer uploaded a video to both Instagram and Twitter on April 14, however, she doesn't state when it may arrive.
The 60-year-old singer introduced the album by posting a large grid with the letter X in red, followed by a series of posts with songs for teasers and a description of the character, most likely indicating at an alter-ego. The name seems to refer to a character, or perhaps an alter ego that Madonna has created, who she describes as "a secret agent / travelling around the world / changing identities / fighting for freedom / bringing light to dark places". Among the many descriptions that seem to fit this Madame X character, she has called 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 on 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 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.
(With inputs from IANS)