Justin Timberlake is so impressed with Coldplay's new album X+Y, he wants to change his musical direction so he sounds like the British band.

The singer has spent hours trying to learn their latest single FIX YOU, and wants to try his hand at writing some Coldplay-style tracks of his own.

He says, "It's completely inspiring. I love that record and I'm still trying to learn it.

A source adds, "Justin's started working on his new album and has a track which is piano-led and very Coldplay-like.

"He'll still do pop and R+B songs, but he wants to broaden his sound."