Label: Britney working on new album

Other News Materials 17 July 2008 04:54 (UTC +04:00)

Recuperating pop star Britney Spears is aiming for another comeback.

According to her music label Jive Records, Spears, 26, is working on a new album this summer with a coterie of unnamed producers.

The album will be a follow-up to her last release Blackout, which briefly hit number two on the US charts when it was released in November but quickly plummeted when the initial flash of curiosity faded.

According to a statement from Jive Records and Spears' manager Larry Rudolph, the singer "is spending her summer in the recording studio, working on a brand-new album."

"She's working with a team of top-notch producers and songwriters, and we're very excited about what she's accomplished so far. No album release date has been confirmed yet," the statement said.

News of the new album comes as Spears appears to be making progress following a protracted period of erratic behaviour sparked by the breakup of her marriage to former backup dancer Kevin Federline.

A California court had revoked her visitation rights to the couple's two children but recently reinstated them following the appointment of Spears' father as conservator of her affairs, dpa reported.