Orbit's eighth album is out this May

Former Madonna producer William Orbit is to release his first solo album since 2006 in May.

Orbit, who produced Madonna‘s 1998 album ‘Ray Of Light’ and Blur‘s ’13’ in 1999, releases ‘My Oracle Lives Uptown’ on May 4.

The star said in a statement that the record is “more of a party album” than his previous solo efforts. He also admitted he “overworked” himself after gaining fame as Madonna‘s producer, saying, “I got into a state of overwork after the Madonna thing. I shouldn’t have, but I see this all the time with other artists.

“I had a bit of success, made some money and then proceeded to work my ass off. It’s like a drug – you keep working so you don’t have to think about where you are going. But the penny dropped, and now I’m doing the records I wanted to make.”

Clips of the new album are available to listen to on Myspace.com/williamorbit.