Britney Spears is planning a pop comeback because she's bored by the music playing on MTV and the radio.
The super-critical pop superstar turned her back on recording and touring almost two years ago to become a wife and mother, but now she's desperate to challenge the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan and Ashlee Simpson and reclaim her pop crown.
She tells America's People magazine: "I haven't seen anybody out there who has had a performance where I'm like: 'That's awesome.' It's been boring."
Spears, who quit her last tour, citing exhaustion and injuries, can't wait to get on the road again.
She adds: "This may sound weird, but I miss travelling. I miss the road… I needed a break. I needed to be hungry again."
And the Lucky singer is hoping to shock fans when she returns to the limelight later this year, by ditching her pop sound for a new bluesy style.
She explains: "I used to listen to blues music and all that stuff. I would like to try to have more influences of that sound. Not that I'm going to be like Tina Turner, but you never know."