Superstar Justin Timberlake is planning to step away from his solo career to write music for other artists.
The 26-year-old, who has collaborated with stars including Duran Duran and Timbaland, wants to lend his talents to a wide variety of genres, from country to hip-hop.
He says, "I've had a good share of the spotlight. I don't feel like I need too much of it right now.
"I want to write country music, because that's where I grew up - Tennessee. Soul music... I want to be involved in hip-hop.
"And sometimes I feel the only way to really express all those different sides, even just for myself, is through different people."
He adds, "To write for myself, I definitely have to recharge my battery."