Madonna to release first single from new album in 2012

Singer reveals details at screening of her new film 'W.E'

Madonna has revealed plans to release the first single from her new album in 2012.

The singer dropped the news at the Venice Film Festival during the screening of her new film W.E., according to

Madonna said:

I’m not sure [when the new record will be out] but the first single will be released in February or March.

The singer has enlisted Black Eyed Peas songwriter and producer Jean Baptiste Kouame to help with her latest LP along with William Orbit who will will once again act as producer after working on her 1998 album ‘Ray Of Light’.

Madonna‘s manager Guy Oseary confirmed she had started work on the record in July.

The singer has also been rumoured to be working on the album with DJs A-Trak and David Guetta, along with Meat Loaf‘s producer and songwriter Jim Steinman.

Her brother-in-law Joe Henry, who co-wrote ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and ‘Jump’, is also thought be a collaborator on the LP.

It will be the follow-up to Madonna‘s last studio effort, 2008’s ‘Hard Candy’. That LP was her final studio album under her contract with Warners. She has since signed a deal to release music in partnership with concert promoter Live Nation.