By Tina Calder
SINGING sensation Katie Melua is to release a new album later this year.
And the Georgian born star, who grew up in Belfast, has revealed her forthcoming release is set to be very different from anything she has produced before.
Katie, 22, shot to fame in 2003 when her debut album Call Off The Search went straight to number one following widespread critical acclaim and celebrity fans such as Radio 2â€™s music guru Terry Wogan.
But the young songstress says the new album, Pictures, due out in October this year, will see her take a brave step away from what she is known for.
While keeping tight-lipped about the new sound she said: â€œThe album will be different from my previous two.
â€œI felt it was time to do something different and Iâ€™m really pleased with what weâ€™ve doneâ€.
Katie also added that it is important to believe in what you do and never release anything half-heartedly
“The important thing is to be brave, to do what you believe in, and never release anything that you are not 100 per cent happy with,” she said.