She's going back to the start: 'Retired' Lily Allen tells fans she is in the studio working on new music
22:48 GMT, 21 June 2012
Lily Allen thrilled her fans today by hinting that she is coming out of 'retirement.'
The 27-year-old, who announced that she was leaving the music industry in 2010, tweeted yesterday that she was back in the studio with her old collaborator Greg Kurstin.
She wrote: 'You will be pleased to know that i am currently in the f**king studio with @GregKurstin.'
Coming out of retirement: Lily Allen has told fans that she is back in the studio trying out new material
'No big deal really, i'm just throwing s**t at the wall and seeing if anything sticks.(sic)' she added.
Kurstin worked with Lily on her two albums and has also collaborated with Kelly Clarkson and Marina and the Diamonds.
Lily was snapped outside a record studio in April, but has kept mum on her plans to return to the industry until now.
Back to work: The singer was snapped outside a recording studio back in April
An insider told the Daily Star at the time that writing music for the Bridget Jones musical made her crave making records again.
Lily left the music scene to focus on fashion, opening a vintage clothing boutique, Lucy In Disguise, with her sister.
She then retired to the country to focus on family life with husband Sam Cooper and their baby Ethel, who was born in November.
Wife and mother: Lily has been focusing on family life with husband Sam Cooper and baby Ethel
The source said in April that her new family has inspired her to take a new direction with her music.
They added: 'Lily wants a more mature sound and is penning tracks about Ethel and Sam.'
Lily previously admitted she missed performing live but knew it was important to put her family first.
Speaking when she was pregnant with
Ethel, she said: 'When I go to gigs and stuff, I get a slight pang of
envy and I think, “Oh I do miss being up on that stage.” But I have
other priorities at the moment.'
Never coming back: Lily announced that she was leaving the music industry two years ago
Lily released her last album, It's Not Me, It's You, in 2009, and last performed in August 2010.
Meanwhile, Lily joked that she plans to divorce Sam – who she married in June 2011 – after hearing Johnny Depp has split from long-term partner Vanessa Paradis.
She tweeted: 'FFS, Johnny Depp is single, and I'm married *calls divorce lawyer* … only joking I love my husband more than words can say.(sic)'