Keyshia ColeKeyshia Cole has shared the pains of her life and growth over her past two albums, both of which have been highly successful. Now, with her third album due in December, Cole is taking a new direction.

In a recent chat with Billboard.com, the singer explained that the topics on her upcoming album A Different Me, were written with other people’s situations in mind, rather than her own.

“The first two albums were more … painful,” Cole told Billboard.com. “It’s a different me this time: a young woman who’s still growing and finding myself, exploring life through different routes musically and in other areas. I wrote more about other people’s situations than my own. I’m moving forward.”

While admitting that the pain aspect of her previous albums is not as prevalent this time around, the emotion fans have come to love definitely remains.

The first single is the Tupac assisted “Playa Cardz Right,” that originally appeared on his 2006 album, Pac’s Life. But Cole, revamped it with a new verse and musical arrangement. So far, it’s shot to no. 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.

The new album will feature collaborations with Polow Da Don, the Runners, Neffu, Kwame, Orthodox & Ransom, and the Trackmasters.

It is slated to hit stores December 16.

Additionally, as a part of a 360 deal she recently signed with Interscope, Cole is in the process of developing a movie based on her life, reports Billboard. A screenwriter has been hired to go on the road with the artist in 2009 to begin developing the script.