British pop star Lily Allen is preparing to make a return to music next spring (14).

The singer, also known by her married name of Lily Rose Cooper, hung up her microphone in 2009 to focus on motherhood, but headed back into the studio late last year (12) to start dabbling with recording again.

She has now confirmed she wants to release her new album in early 2014, and reveals it will mark a departure from her previous records.

Allen tells Britain's Sunday People, "I'm really enjoying writing it (the album) and hope it will be ready for March. It is very different to what I've done before."

The singer's last release, It's Not Me, It's You, hit stores in early 2009.