Will.i.am is working on new music.

The 40-year-old musician jetted out to Los Angeles over the weekend to hit the studio and is intending to work with the ''hottest'' stars in music for his next record.

A source revealed: ''Will is keen to get writing new tracks. He wants to collaborate with the hottest writers and artists on the scene.''

The hip hop star released his fourth solo studio album '#willpower' two years ago - which included singles 'Scream & Shout' featuring Britney Spears and '#thatPOWER' featuring Justin Bieber - but more recently has been working with his Black Eyed Peas bandmates, apart from singer Fergie, with whom he started his career.

The band have already premiered songs 'Awesome' and 'Yesterday' so far this year to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary but Will is now looking to work on his own career as well, before he starts work on the next series of BBC singing competition 'The Voice', on which he is a coach.

The source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''While he enjoys mentoring on 'The Voice', nothing compares to the feeling of performing in his own right.

''He's buzzing with ideas.''