Demi Lovato Looking To Make 'More Radio-Friendly' Music

'I'm now just taking that next step,' singer tells MTV News about her upcoming album.

Demi Lovato likes to sing rock music. In fact, the Disney queen has a well-publicized love affair with all things rock and metal. But she's willing to take a leap on her next album and make music that is less rock influenced than her previous efforts. It's a natural step for Lovato as a singer with a big voice.

"I'm now just taking that next step and learning how to make my music more radio-friendly but also stay very artistic, and for me that's R&B," Lovato told MTV News last week. "I can put my vocal stylings on songs that are R&B and it showcases my vocals more than just singing really loud on a rock song."

Lovato says that while she's publicly owned up to loving rock, she's always sung R&B, too. So for her it wasn't much of a stretch, even if her audience might feel like it is. "It's really nice to embrace it," she said. "I grew up singing R&B and then I grew up listening to rock, so it was kind of weird. But I'm kind of learning how to incorporate the two and I'm having a good time with it."

Lovato may have more of a good time on the album, which she is currently working on while on tour with the Jonas Brothers, if her dream collaborations come to fruition. "I would love for Drake to be on the album," she said. "It's kind of like a pipe dream. I would also like to do a song with Trey Songz. It would be hot! Yeah, it would be really good."

Lovato named the music of Keri Hilson and Rihanna as inspirations for her upcoming album, which she's taking her time with. "It's something I want to focus on and really pour myself into it," she told "I don't want to rush it out," she explained. "I definitely feel like I'm proud of everything I put out there."

Do you want to hear Demi's songs on the radio, or do you like her rock-influenced music better? Let us know in the comments!