The Charlatans frontman has called Who We Touch a "European autumn-sounding record".
Burgess told NME: "With the last two albums, we made a ska record - and then basically I was on drugs and I was drinking 24/7 so I made it for those people. Then You Cross My Path was a statement of intent when we gave the record away for free, and I wanted it to be a post-punk record.
"This time, I consciously didn't want us to sound like anyone else, I just wanted it to be a descriptive quite wordy, emotional album. I wanted to keep it real.
"Having said that, the first track on the new LP, 'Love Is Ending', follows on directly from the last song on our previous record ('This Is The End') because I wanted it to start off in the same place we left off. I kind of liked that idea, because we've never done that before."
The musician added: "I felt it was important to do it in Britain because I wanted to experience autumn and I wanted it to have crispy beats and frosty emotions. When we did [2001 album] Wonderland in LA we had the same principle, capturing the vibe of where we were."
The group's 11th studio LP is out on September 6.