US singer Lissie says she's not prepared to "play the game" to be a success.
The songstress, 30, reached the top 20 with her debut album, Catching A Tiger, and is back with her new record, Back To Forever.
She said: "I'm a really happy person, but writing this album I started thinking long and hard about what being a successful artist means: the social climbing, thinking about what's cool all the time, and I just thought 'I don't know what this game is but I'm not going to play it'.
"My music has to be on my terms, and that's exactly what this album is all about."
She added: "I don't want to be famous if I have to be shameless, just as I don't want to use people, be fake, date the right person or get beaten up by my boyfriend, whatever. We reward the wrong behaviour, and I wanted to write about that."
:: Lissie's second album Back To Forever is released on October 14. She begins a UK tour on October 24.