Katharine McPhee Is Going Through Changes, Y’all

Expect to meet a whole new Katharine McPhee when her new album Unbroken hits shelves in January.

The American Idol fave—who already went through a physical transformation for the record—sat down with PopEater recently to talk about her artistic evolution between the release of her eponymous 2007 debut and the recording of its follow-up.

Explains McPhee,

“One thing I wanted to do was really feel like I was singing a song, a melody line. My first record was more of like a pop driven record, but I really just wanted to sing a song with a simple melody. Doug Morris, who’s the head of Universal Music, suggested I go to Nashville, not because I was going to make a country record, but because there’s so many great songwriters. When I went there, I actually cried in one of the songwriting and listening sessions because I was so overwhelmed with this plethora of gorgeous melodies and meaningful lyrics. That was a discovery for me. I was thrilled to be writing with people who had stories to tell.”

Should be interesting to hear how this new approach comes across on record.

Let us know in the comments section: Are you eager to experience the new Katharine McPhee?