Madonna is a few steps closer to releasing a new album, the follow-up to 2015’s Rebel Heart. In between promoting her skincare line, MDNA, and texting with Ariana Grande, Madonna has been working on her 14th studio album and teasing it on social media in the process. So much for having “no life.”
While she hasn’t said much about her next full-length album, she has released some behind-the-scenes footage from the studio. Her daughter Estere has been keeping her company all the while, and, in one of the clips, she puts her talent on the keyboard on full display. “Estere Wraps things up in the studio..........??? #music #mix #magic #mikedean #mercy,” Madonna wrote in her caption on Instagram, where she posted the video. Not surprisingly, Estere is already a pro.
Madonna shared another cheeky video from the studio, where she bopped her head to one of her new songs. Sadly, you can’t hear a tease of it as she strategically left off the sound. “Final Mixes.............?♥️,” she wrote. “Everything needs to be ?! #music #magic #mirwais #mikedean.”
mirwais is a reference to the French producer who was responsible for much of the sound of her previous albums American Life and Music. Madonna first shared their reunion back in May, when she used his name as a hashtag in the single art for “Beautiful Game,” a track she debuted at this year’s Met Gala, themed “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
The pop icon has been super selective about releasing any other details surrounding her next album, but she did open up about it recently. “I’m finishing my record, which I’m going to release next year,” she told WWD this past October. “Yep, in between rose mist spray and serums, I’m actually making music. Can’t quit my day job.” Given her latest Instagram posts, she’s still prioritizing music as such.