McFly's next album will be "100 per cent" their vision.
The 'Shine A Light' hitmakers will enter the studio to work on the follow-up to 2010's 'Above the Noise' later this year and singer Tom Fletcher believes the record - which they plan to produce themselves for the first time - will be a "natural progression" of their career.
He said: "It will be the first album where it's 100 per cent exactly how we envision the album to be.
"It doesn't feel like a shift in direction like the last album. It doesn't feel like a conscious change. It just feels like a very natural progression. It feels like what we should be doing."
Tom admits 'Above the Noise' - which was produced and co-written by Dallas Austin - was a "big experiment" for the group but he thinks it was important they try something new.
He told Billboard.com: "I think it just felt like at the time it would be good for us to progress somehow and try something new. It's important for it to feel fresh for the band as well and for it to keep being exciting."
McFly - also comprising Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter - have performed some new songs during their current UK tour and Tom is particularly pleased by the response to a track called 'Red', as it is so different to their previous material.
He said: "I'm surprised that fans latched onto that one really, because it's very different from our normal kind of songs.
"And it doesn't really have a big, catchy sing-a-long type chorus. It's quite a progressive song for us."