|Leona Lewis is reportedly planning a radical overhaul of her image and sound on her next album.|
She is said to be looking to shed her 'good girl' tag and follow the lead of edgier singers such as Rihanna and Lady GaGa.
"Leona's ready to evolve her look and music," an insider told Now. "She wants her next album to be totally unexpected and different, like Rihanna's and GaGa's. They're around her age and make the kind of exciting impact she wants to make. Leona's latest album hasn't done as well as she hoped and feels she has to step it all up."
The "Better in Time"star is thought to have been moving towards a more risqué style in recent months, appearing in a interesting outfit(ABOVE) for Perez Hilton's birthday party last month as well as getting a new tatoor along her spine in February.
"She's preparing for the new her," continued the source. "She won't be turning into Lindsay Lohan and falling out of clubs, but big changes are ahead. She's now talking to producers who aren't afraid to experiment to get them to work on her next album. She's hoping to do some collaborations first."
Lewis's spokesperson added to the publication: "Her new style's a natural progression as she loves fashion. Her look's in preparation for her tour, which starts on May 28. She's been hands-on with all the wardrobe design and it'll be edgy, but this tour and her current album are her priority right now."