Ex-Girls Aloud singer says she is hoping to release the follow up to her 2010 debut 'Insatiable' later this year

Nadine Coyle has announced plans for a new solo album.

The ex-Girls Aloud singer, who released her debut LP ‘Insatiable’ in 2010, compared the sound of her second record with London Grammar. Coyle said she is expecting to release her new album later this year.

She told The Daily Star Sunday: “I am recording the album as we speak and I’m so, so excited about it. I have about seven songs that I love.

“I would love it to be released sooner rather than later but it will definitely be this year. I would like to go with a major label this time around but I’m just concentrating on making the album at the moment.

She added: “I would describe it as similar to the London Grammar sound. It’ll be a little different to what people expect.”

Meanwhile her former bandmate Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has slammed the music industry for “over-sexualising” female artists.

She told The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella magazine: “The music industry is dominated by men behind the scenes. And older men, too.

“I mean, sexy and all that is great to an extent, but you shouldn’t have to sexualise yourself to be selling music.”

The X Factor judge said that she did not judge women who claim to be empowering themselves by wearing very little, but added that there is “a way to do it”.

She added: “Girls Aloud wore some short skirts and some outfits that were quite sexy, but we were singing ‘I’m just a love machine’ and ‘Something kinda ooh, jumping on my tutu’.

“It was fun, it was quirky, it wasn’t trying to be sexual. I would never do something I didn’t want to do, or get told that’s the ‘lane’ to be in at the moment. The lane.