Dido is in Los Angeles writing and recording the follow-up to her 2003 album 'Life for Rent'.

Speaking to MTV News about her decision to relocate to Los Angeles to record the album, the singer said: "It's just nice for me because there's something about when you move to a different country and you're on your own and you feel that slight alienation."

"It's brilliant for writing because you feel everything and see everything," she added.

Dido said that the recording process was not advanced enough for her to reveal details of the album, but she said she was working with different collaborators.

"I'm being pretty experimental with who I'm working with," she said. "I'll tell you very soon. I will do some work with [her brother] Rollo [from Faithless], but so far I've done a lot of work with people here."