Pop superstar Madonna is working with a secret team of producers on her new album DEFYING GRAVITY - the follow-up to her 2003 LP AMERICAN LIFE.

The MATERIAL GIRL is remaining tight-lipped about who she is recording with, only teasing her collaborators on the eagerly awaited release are "new producers that she has never worked with before".

A statement on her official website reads: "If you haven't heard that Madonna is back in the studio recording, then you might be living under a rock!

"Chatter and 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, Madonna.com 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."

31/05/2005 13:57