In a new video, Madonna has announced a new album called Madame X. No formal release date has been announced. In the teaser, which features a snippet of new music, a narration by Madonna describes the record’s titular character as “a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identity, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places.” Watch below.
Madame X follows Madonna’s 2015 LP Rebel Heart. Last year, Universal announced a Madonna biopic called Blonde Ambition, which she did not support. At last year’s Met Gala, she delivered a surprise performance that included a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” She’s set to direct the biopic about Michaela DePrince called Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.
Last year, Madonna appeared in Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman” video and had a featured spot on Quavo’s debut solo album Quavo Huncho.
Read Pitchfork’s guide to the best Madonna books and 2015 feature “Pop Sovereign: A Conversation With Madonna.”