New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Madonna will make her long-awaited return to pop music: the new album is called Madame X.
"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. 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," she told the publication. "It's also such a nice antidote to what's going on in the music business now where everything's so formulaic, and every song has 20 guest artists on it, and everyone sounds the same. Something's gotta give," Madonna
told Vogue Italia.
The album will be Madonna's first full-length LP since her 2015 album Rebel
The first single, a collaboration with Colombian singer Maluma
called "Medellín", is due out Wednesday, April 17th.
announced the news in an Instagram video, in which she introduces her new Madame X persona, whom she describes as "a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identity, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places. Madame X is 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."