The Beautiful hitmaker has taken a step back from music in recent years to focus on her family and TV career, but the new mum reveals she has been hitting the studio hard and is working on two upcoming projects.

One is Christina's eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2012's Lotus, which she has been collecting inspiration for over time.

"I've been loosely working, accumulating ideas for what my next album will be over the last couple of years," she tells U.S. breakfast show Today.

However, it's her first Spanish-language songs since 2000's Mi Reflejo which the star, whose father is from Ecuador, is really keen to share.

"(Being Latina) means everything (to me)!" she exclaims. "It means passion, it means fire... it's part of my blood... I'm excited for my fans to finally be getting something from me. It's been a while!"