musiq*Singer, Musiq Soulchild has decided to take a step break from singing and delve a little deeper in the production and writing side of things.

He says after releasing six albums, it’s about time for a little vacation of sorts.

“I think I want to take a step back a little bit as an artist,” Musiq confirmed in an interview Monday.

He’s already kicking off the vacation and has been working with artists like Chrisette Michele and Bow Wow.

“I’m not going to stop performing or being an artist. I do enjoy singing and all of that, but it takes away from being creative. At least with being a writer-producer you can constantly create and make music and things like that,” he said.

The singer is off to writing a book about love, relationships and of course, music. It’ll likely be in stores in the summer.