McFly has already recorded eight songs for her new album.
The “Five Colors In Her Hair” hitmakers – who returned in November after a decade with their sixth album “Young Dumb Thrills” – have been hard at work on following up and they’re ready to embrace their rockier roots.
Drummer Harry Judd told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “We are working on the seventh album. We have 16 songs and have recorded eight so far.
“It’s not classic pop, it’s a throwback to more guitar, drums and bass.”
The star – who completes the line-up alongside Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter – noted that the band had entered the studio and written songs together after taking a “different approach” last time out.
He added: “‘Young Dumb Thrills’ still had guitars and drums, but there was a bit of a different lineup and approach to recording.
“This time, from the first day of writing and recording, we set up all our equipment.
“So if Tom brought a song in the morning, we’re going straight to play it as a band to get parts that way. We also wrote songs in this environment and wrote riffs.
Harry admitted the band all wanted to revisit the “perspective” they had ten years ago, and he recalled the heavier vibe they had on “Radio: Active” in 2008.
He said: “We wanted to approach it more from a group perspective, like we would have done ten years ago.
“We wanted to let our instruments do the talking on this album. For our fourth album ‘Radio:Active’, we wanted to recreate this setting.
“Musically it’s not the same as ‘Radio:Active’ but we wanted to create that same feeling of why we love being in a band and playing our instruments together.”