Katy Perry says the follow up to her debut album One of the Boys will be a more grown up affair.
It's been non-stop for Katy Perry since her arrival on the pop scene last year.
While she wraps a few more festivals in Europe her attention is now turning to her next record.
She told Newsbeat: "I'm looking to make a record that's more honest and it's going to be different.
"I'm not trying to alienate my fans necessarily but One of the Boys was written from 17 to 23 and now I'm 24 so my perspective on life has changed."
It's been a non-stop round of gigs and promoting material for Katy and she's looking forward to a bit of a break.
She said: "I've just been going, going, going. I started this whole thing in May 2008. I'm going to take a couple of weeks break in September."
"I definitely need to recharge and I'm starting my new record in October. I'm so excited, I'm like a volcano. I'm ready to explode - literally."
Katy says her experiences of the past year won't be reflected in her writing though.
"I'm not looking to make a record about: 'Hey, I got famous this year and you didn't... blah blah blah. This relates nothing to you'," she said.
"It might be emotional but I don't think it's going to be sad emotional. It's just going to be completely packed with what you want to hear about what I think.
"Everyone asks me: 'What do you think about this? What do you think about that? And about this person?'
"I don't really comment about that in public but I take it to the pen and I get nasty."