The singer revealed that she loved returning to the studio to write new material for her forthcoming record MDNA, which will be released in the UK and US on March 26.
Madonna told The Sun: "It's amazing to be back in music. I like the intimacy of a recording studio and songwriting. I'm using a different part of my brain when I work on music versus when I'm directing a film.
"There are a billion more people on a film and I don't have that visceral outlet of being able to sing, scream... jump around."
She added: "It's very different. I love doing both but it was nice to have the simplicity of songwriting after three years of writing a script and directing and editing and talking about my film, to sit down and play my guitar and sing a song. I almost cried."
Madonna's MDNA will include lead single 'Give Me All Your Luvin' and new cut 'Girl Gone Wild'.
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