Pop superstar Madonna has given fans a preview of an upcoming new album.
A video posted on Instagram features the star as a mystery figure called Madame X in a myriad of guises.
Madonna calls the figure a secret agent who travels the world, constantly changing her identity.
She described Madame X as a dancer, professor, housekeeper, prisoner, mother, teacher, nun, saint and a whore as well as a "spy in the house of love."
No release date has been announced for the new album.
Earlier this month she had teased fans by releasing artwork of the X in the album title.
The popstar whose full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone has recorded a dozen albums since her debut, "Madonna," in 1983.
Her last album, "Rebel Heart," was released in 2015.
Australian Associated Press