Work has started on the follow-up to 'American Life'...

MADONNA is back in the studio working on a new album.

The singer is currently recording a new set of songs with “new producers that she has never worked with before”, according to a statement on her official website.

The statement reads: “If you haven’t heard that Madonna is back in the studio recording, then you might be living under a rock! Chatter & speculation about the new album has been non-stop. What will be the theme of the album? Who does Madonna collaborate with? When will the album be released? Fans everywhere are dying to find out the truth. At this time, can confirm that Madonna is busy in the studio collaborating with new producers that she has never worked with before. Can’t confirm any names yet…but stay tuned for more insider information.”

The album will be the follow-up to ’American Life’, which was released in 2003.