If you thought that striking the perfect work-life balance was near impossible, you should definitely check out Madonna's latest album and alter-ego 'Madame X'. The artiste, referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, can be seen donning various outfits correlating to the multiple identities she takes on as 'Madame X' in the minute-long teaser of the new album, set to release on June 14.
While the teaser shows Madame X as "a secret agent, traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places," it quickly escalates to personas of "a gangster, a professor, a cha-cha instructor, a housekeeper, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whore" and finally, "a spy in the house of love".
Welcome to the World of Madame ❌. ..................... @nunoxico #stevenkleinstudio pic.twitter.com/bo0L0MAstr— Madonna (@Madonna) April 14, 2019
Another snippet announced the single 'Medellin' that will be dropped on April 17, featuring Colombian singer Maluma. It shows the pop singer exclusively as a cha-cha instructor, in 15 seconds. This comes after two weeks of teasing the project on Instagram. 'Madame X' is Madonna's 14 studio album and her first LP since 2015's 'Rebel Heart'.
Madame ❌ is a cha-cha instructor................. @nunoxico— Madonna (@Madonna) April 16, 2019
1, 2...2morrow #Medellin ft @maluma 9AM Los Angeles / 12PM NYC / 5PM London pic.twitter.com/BsL5RY81dV
Madonna is expected to debut her new album at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she will be performing tracks from the album. While the confusing and far-fetched teaser has led to much criticism and head-scratching, this has not watered down the excitement of the pop star's fans. Fans are thrilled about the comeback and said that they are "ready to order every single version available." They also said that they love her new alter-ego of 'Madame X'.
Of course! We are ready to order every single version available— Madonna Fans (@MadonnaPlease) April 17, 2019
NEW music from the ICON. Today's #WorldRecord from @Madonna 'Medellín (feat. @maluma)' 👉🏼📲 LISTEN https://t.co/gzKZikhfK2 pic.twitter.com/9JPKseI6Lc— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) April 17, 2019
Madonna is known for the various engaging personas she has taken up over time, like that of the provocateur ('Like a Virgin') and the new Marilyn Monroe ('True Blue'). But we're not sure if Madonna's self-renewing costumes would work anymore, with confessional lyrics and raw emotions having taken center-stage in the current music zeitgeist. But Madonna loyalists are all for the new album, and here's to hoping, against the odds, that maybe this album will live up to fans' expectations!