Carly Rae Jepsen says it's a "mystery" as to when she'll release her next record.
The 'Call Me Maybe' hitmaker hasn't given fans a studio album since 2015's 'Emotion' and is in no hurry to drop music right away, but she says she has a "game plan" starting to take shape.
She told Vulture: "I'll say this: I have my own little game plan, but life's a mystery, and you never know what could happen.
"I'm open to a little flexibility in that, obviously. I don't run the show in terms of what happens [when], but I definitely feel like I'm starting to have a game plan, yes."
The 31-year-old beauty - who is set to join Katy Perry on her 'WITNESS: Tour' in September - says the most important thing to her is to make music of a high standard that she can leave behind as a legacy, as she doesn't measure her success through record sales.
Asked if her fans are getting the "real" her, she explained: "I feel like every year, I'm painfully stripping closer and closer.
"Also, I've made some changes in the way I look at the business and my place in it.
"I don't care that much about maybe some of the things that I should care about, but the ultimate thing for me is caring about leaving something good after I die.
"So I'm not really worried about how well it sells or how well it does.
"The game is fun, yes.
"I understand the game. But I'm never going to sacrifice what I think is the quality of something to win. I think the only way to really win at the game -- and by the game, I mean the business -- is to win it authentically, almost by accident, because it just was a true version of yourself.
"I'm not going to be satisfied if something works and felt like it wasn't me, you know?"
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