The singer revealed that she wanted to make her 12th studio LP MDNA more upbeat so she could "put a smile on people's faces".
Madonna told IN Toronto: "I wanted to make an album that was unapologetically happy. I think we all need to dance a bit more these days.
"The world needs a breather, and [DJ/producer] Martin Solveig knows how to put a smile on people's faces. And, of course, I have my partner-in-crime William Orbit helping me out with the substance."
She added: "MDNA is a good hybrid of the introspective and fun."
Madonna's new album MDNA will be released worldwide on March 26.
The star previewed two new album tracks - called 'I'm Addicted' and 'Love Spent' - online earlier this week.
> Madonna's new album MDNA: First listen
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