Madonna ‘recording new album with ‘Ray Of Light’ producer William Orbit’

Pop icon also reportedly planning big world tour next year

Madonna is reportedly working on her new album with ‘Ray Of Light’ producer William Orbit.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the pop icon is currently “beavering away” in a New York studio with the knob twidder, who helmed the 1998 LP and contributed to its follow-up, 2000’s ‘Music’.

The newspaper also reckons the 52-year-old is planning a “huge” world tour to support the release next year.

Madonna‘s manager Guy Oseary confirmed she had started work on the new album last month. Writing on his Twitter page, he said:

It’s official, Madonna‘s first day in the recording studio for the new album, very exciting. Happy 4th of 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 although thought be a collaborator on the LP.

The album will be the follow-up to Madonna‘s last studio album, 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.