Two years after saying she was done for good, Lily Allen is back in the recording studio, putting together an album to be released as soon as next year, so reports U.K. tabloid the Daily Star.

The 'Smile' singer has done a lot of growing since supposedly hanging it up in 2009, having gotten married, had a daughter,  and opened up a London shop with her sister Sarah Owen, a vintage boutique cheekily named Lucy in Disguise.

Like Michael Jordan and Jay-Z before her, though she announced her retirement, the cockney singer couldn't lose the itch to create.  Penning songs for the new musical version of 'Bridget Jone's Diary' reignited Lily's passion for music, the Daily Star's unnamed source says.

While not yet to the recording stage, Lily's first album since 2009's 'It's Not Me, It's You,' is being written at London's RAK Studios. As befits the young mom, the new disc will reflect her continuing maturation, with songs inspired by husband Sam Cooper and daughter Ethel Mary.

“Lily has been in the studio trying different sounds and writing new tracks," says the source. “Her life has changed so much since her last album and she now has a different perspective."