Scottish singer KT Tunstall is moving to Los Angeles to launch her music career in the U.S.

The Suddenly I See hitmaker is quitting her native Britain to build a new life in California and hopes to concentrate on writing film scores and movie songs.

She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I'm moving to L.A. next week. So much stuff happens there - all the big opportunities, so it's the obvious place to be. I'm now making a living by doing film scores and songs for end credit rolls on movies. It's very different to making an album, but I'm hoping it will lead me back there."

Tunstall hopes to start work on a new record once she builds a studio at her new home in California.

She adds, "For the next Lp, I'm going to build a studio in my new Venice Beach home and do it my way."