Madonna's Instagram teaser campaign for her new song "Messiah" continues with today's picture of what could very possibly be the single's artwork. Then again, it could just be a cheeky ruse.
The image is of Madonna wearing a chainmail face mask that resembles a niqab - a face veil traditionally worn by Muslim women. The text at the bottom of the image simply states 'Messiah' with the accompanying caption reading: "What can i say??? #repost #revolutionoflove #messiah #iconic #unapologeticbitch #livingforlove #artforfreedom."
In the past week, Madge has posted a number of teasing references to a new song entitled "Messiah," including an image of some sheet music, a video of a classical orchestra performing and, most recently, some lyrics to the track.
While her latest post could well be the official artwork to “Messiah,” it's just as likely to be a deceptive ruse. Only last month, Madonna posted what appeared to be the artwork for a single or album called “Unapologetic Bitch.” It was later revealed that the image was fan-made. Today’s “Messiah” image is more than likely to be the same.
Almost exactly a year ago, the artist posted an image of herself wearing a chainmail niqab to Instagram, taken from a photoshoot with Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The Bazaar shoot also featured an image of the singer striking a near-identical pose to that of the "Messiah" artwork.
Still, you can't blame her for having a little fun.