Madonna Teases New Project

Madonna has changed her profile picture of her Instagram and uploaded nine new images that, all together, mark a big red "X" on her profile against a stark black background.

She also changed the profile image on her Instagram to a close up of her mouth with something – possibly a riding crop – between her lips.

It seems likely Madonna is getting ready to announce something new – perhaps the long-awaited follow-up to her 2015 album Rebel Heart.

Madonna’s been teasing new music for quite some time. Last year, she confirmed in a post that she’s been working with Mirwais, the producer who worked on her 2000 album Music, as well as on 2003’s American Life and 2005’s Confessions on a Dance Floor. In addition, this past September, at a charity auction, Madonna donated the chance for fans to visit her in a London recording studio in October and November to preview new songs.

On March 18th, she posted a photo of herself slicing an apple, with the caption, "A taste of things to come." She added the hashtags #music and #magic. Many fans think Magic is the name of the new album because she’s been using the hashtag since last year.