Be sure to read the lovely little phone interview with Sophie Ellis-Bextor posted on her MySpace earlier today. In it, she outlines plans for her upcoming promo duties (check), album plans (check), and bringing up babies (check check).

Oh yes, and this little bit at the end:

Are you making good progress on your new album?
Absolutely. I’ve got some really good stuff and we’re nearly there, but I think I probably need another two or three songs. There are a couple of collaborations in the offing which might be quite good.
We’ll see. It’s all a matter of people’s diaries tallying up. I always get in trouble for saying when things are coming out, because then they change. But if everything goes to plan, I’m hoping to put out another single after Heartbreak, maybe in August and then have the album out later this year. That’s the intention, anyway.

Can you give us any hints about those collaborations?
Both blokes. One an urban British male and the other a more sort of leftfield, indie American male. But we’ll see. They both started the ball rolling from their side, so there’s definitely a good chance of it happening.

Any guesses? I’m not sure what “urban” means, but I’m going to go with Frankmusik. And as an indie male from America, I’m clueless…