"With the Cribs not working I've been writing a lot on my own," Marr told Billboard at a pre-Academy Awards gathering. Marr did not have details on the timing of releases or even recording sessions.
The Cribs, meanwhile, will be heading into the recording studio this summer to work on their fifth album, according to NME. Marr was mum on whether he will join them on the project.
His only solo release since the Smiths' break-up in 1987 was "Boomslang" in 2003. Besides recording and touring with the Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr has worked with the The, Neil Finn, Pet Shop Boys and others.
Marr was making the rounds at Oscar-related events with composer Hans Zimmer. The two collaborated on the score for "Inception."
"We will work together again," Marr predicted. "Right now I don't know what the movie is."