Demi Lovato Says New Album May Arrive End of This Year

Demi Lovato stars as the voice of Smurfette in Sony's new animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village, out in theaters today (Apr. 7).

The third installment, which is entirely computer animated, follows Smurfette, Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer), and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) on their race through the Forbidden Forest to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) does. During their expedition, the team discovers the biggest secret in Smurf history – including Smurfette's life purpose.

"Everyone has always wondered why Smurfette is the only girl Smurf," Lovato told On Air with Ryan Seacrest over the phone. "In this movie you find out, not only why, but if there are other girl Smurfs. She wants to find out her purpose so she sets out on this adventure and she starts to go alone, but then her other Smurf friends tag along to help her out."

On the film's overarching theme, Lovato said, "It's all about finding yourself and it's a beautiful message for a children's movie."

Aside from working on movies, Lovato is in the recording studio for her sixth studio album, the official followup to 2015's Confident. The singer says it'll come "probably the end of this year." She added, "I'm not rushing it. I'm taking my time with it and I'm trying to figure out my sound and what is the next chapter in my life musically."

Original article by Marc Inocencio at iHeartRadio