Lady Gaga is planning to release a new album this year.

The ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker is hoping to keep her cycle of touring and recording going and is planning to follow up last year’s ‘Born This Way’ with another album in 2012.

She told “I just want to keep going. I’m not as goal obsessed as I am process obsessed. I just want to keep writing music. I’m looking forward to putting out another album and going on tour.

“I feel very blessed to be an artist who gets to make a living doing from what I love.”

Gaga also told how she sees each of her records as like her own children.

When asked if she wanted to become a mother, she replied: ” Someday – long, long day from now. My next baby will be my new record.”

Gaga released ‘Born This Way’ in May last year and staged The Monster Ball Tour between November 2009 and May 2011, and since that wrapped is thought to have been working on new material.