Madonna to release new album in 2012

London, Sep 6 (IANS) Pop star Madonna has confirmed she will release her 12th studio album next spring. It will be a follow-up to 2008's "Hard Candy".

The singer said she has started working with producer William Orbit.

"I've started a little bit of work in the studio and then when I go back to New York I'll be recording until the end of the year," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

When asked what fans can expect from her latest offering, she replied: "More good music."

The first single from the record is expected to be released in February with the LP out a couple of months later.