Its use of violence combined with arty black and white striking imagery has already created something of an online buzz.But intrigue surrounding Madonna’s #Secretproject increased within the past few with the release of a new mysterious teaser trailer.
The video slowly pans along a group of scantily-clad dressed men and women with Madonna talking about revolution, democracy, history and fascist dictators.
‘We are becoming more and more afraid of people who are different,’ she says at one point. ‘People are becoming more and more intolerant. We live in a very scary time.’
The final shot features the 54-year-old dressed in a black basque, complete with mask, high heels, fishnet stockings and black gloves.
The ‘Secret Project’ is a collaboration with photographer Steven Klein and is reported to also include Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Cher.
Madonna has been teasing the project with several shots via her Instagram account but has not yet revealed when it will make its début.
‘This is Steven Klein Photographer. I am doing a secret project that is political and artistic. Its time that we work together,’ Klein is reported to have tweeted to Cher back in December.
And he is claimed to have told Rihanna: ‘I am doing a secret project that we can do and we can go off the charts and be wild @rihanna #secretproject.’
Last month, the first trailer was released showing Madonna toting a gun and pointing it to a man’s head in an apparent portrayal of execution.
She then straddles a man in what looks like a police cell and holds the gun above his head.
Another scene shows Madonna being dragged along the corridor of what looks like a prison before being hurled violently to the floor by some guards.
There is also footage of people being beaten, locked inside dirty prison cells and slammed onto floors.
The footage features string music to accompany the at times very disturbing imagery – one man locked in a police cell tries to escape by smashing his head through a window.
Photographer Klein worked on visuals for the singer’s Re-Invention, Celebration and Sticky & Sweet tours.