- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2011

HONG KONG (AP) - British singer Katherine Jenkins says her eighth album will mark a return to her classical roots, after collaborating with famed pop producer David Foster on her previous release.

Jenkins told The Associated Press on the sidelines of her first solo Asian tour on Monday that the new release will feature a mix of classical, folk and musical numbers.

She said, “I don’t like to always follow the obvious path. I like to change direction every now and again. And I feel like it’s time to make a classical album.”

Jenkins performed with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong on Sunday. Her next performance will be with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Corrects Jenkins only performing in Bangkok on Wednesday, not Tuesday.)