Madonna promises new album by the end of the year in 'Vogue Italia' cover story

Madonna covers the latest issue of Vogue Italia ahead of her 60th birthday on August 16, and the star-turned-self-proclaimed soccer mom catches readers up on her life in Lisbon, Portugal, and new music.

In the interview, Madonna describes how her international setting influenced her upcoming album. “I’ve just met lots of really amazing musicians, and I’ve ended up working with a lot of these musicians on my new record, so Lisbon has influenced my music and my work,” she said, according to People. “How could it not? I don’t see how I could have gone through that year without being informed by all this input of culture.”

Her 12-year-old son, David Banda, inspired the move to chase his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. But that move created a culture shift for the singer where her new music took shape and “will be collected in an album that will be released by the end of the year,” according to the translated cover story. This will follow Rebel Heart, her most recent album from 2015.