McFly want to be like Prince & Michael Jackson

LONDON - MARCH 23:  (L-R) Danny Jones and Tom Fletcher of band McFly arrive at the Martini World Premiere Party for 'The Boat That Rocked' held at the Louise Blouin Foundation on March 23, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images For Martini)McFly have spoken about the reasons behind their change in genre.

McFly are back, only this time they’re a bit more R&B than pop-punk.

The band are keen to follow in the footsteps of the pop legends, like Prince and Michael Jackson.

‘We realised all the songs we’d been writing early on could have gone on the last album and that we weren’t doing anything new.’ said Tom Fletcher.

‘It made us decide to challenge ourselves to do something completely different. We wanted a drastic step in the other direction.’

‘A couple of the songs in that early bunch that stood out for us had a Prince and Jacko influence and that’s what we wanted to aim to be like – the great pop acts.’ he told the Daily Star.

The song writing and recording process with Dallas Austin sounds like an interesting one.

‘Dallas took us to clubs when we were meant to be working in the studio. We were out with him one night and he said, ‘I need a phone’, and then sung into it.’ explained Danny Jones.

‘He played it back the next day and it was so amazing it turned into our first single Party Girl.’