Will Young wants his next album to be ''a bit more soul.''

The 'Jealousy' hitmaker went in a more dance music influenced direction for his recent 'Echoes' album, but is planning to add a little of a different sound onto his next disc.

He told DigitalSpy.co.uk: ''I want to start writing again. I actually met up with [band] Kish Mauve the other day and we got really excited about writing a record.

''Maybe it'll be a bit more soul-ey next time. I wouldn't mind going a bit more soul.''

While he's already planning the record Will added fans are likes to have to wait for a while before it is released, because he is involved in so many other projects.

He added: ''I think it'll be a long time. If I'm doing some theatre - which I still don't know - then that would take me at least to the middle of next year.

''I want to do a bit of music writing. But then I probably won't have the time. I'm doing a book as well. That's probably going to take up most of my time.''

Will's latest single, 'Losing Myself' is out now.