Madonna recently revealed that plans for her next album are underway, and in the process she teased a "top-secret" guest collaboration. Now it appears she let us in on who that may be: Avicii.
The 55-year-old singer posted an Instagram photo on Friday that said she's hitting the studio with the Swedish DJ/producer, whose hit "Wake Me Up" recently peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100. Of course, it's possible they're working on a different project -- perhaps something for Avicii -- but the producer seems like a fitting choice for a Material Girl collaboration, given that she made a surprise appearance during his set at the 2012 Ultra Music Festival.
Madonna captioned the photo: "Doing some house work after 4 hours of sleep which is why i cant spell! On my way to the studio to work with Avicii! #clean"
Avicii previously remixed "Girl Gone Wild" from Madonna's 2012 album "MDNA." Working with him means Madonna's next outing is likely to continue the electronic and dance-heavy stylings she employed on her most recent projects.
There's no release date scheduled for what will be her 13th studio album. Madonna needs another "Ray of Light" moment to convince the naysays who claim "MDNA" was a failure. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, earning lukewarm reviews, but then fell precipitously and neglected to produce a second Top 10 hit following "Give Me All Your Luvin.'"
Watch Madonna tease her guest collaborator in the Canadian Press video below.