Let the countdown begin.

After announcing the details to her upcoming album, the Mother Monster may have given more clues to the mysterious record that is ARTPOP.

Gaga’s makeup artist, Tara Savelo, shared a photo of the musician hard at work by an easel on LittleMonsters.com, captioned “26 Days.” The number coincidentally fell on August 19 – the same day her new single drops – which led fans to suspect that the “Born This Way” crooner was snapped working on its cover artwork.

In the picture, a brunette Gaga is seen hunched over a canvas with the words “applause” scrawled out in red.

Previously, the 27-year-old songstress expressed a rather disconcerting outlook on her new music, writing on her social networking site:

ARTPOP as they pry the single from my bleeding fingers. its a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past. but all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. im just ready to fight. start the music.

ARTPOP is slated to be released Nov. 11.