The jazz-funk enthusiast, who performed new song 'White Knuckle Ride' on last night's X Factor results show, said that his forthcoming LP is about what he thinks will happen to the planet.
"We’re gonna get hit by a big rock one day. The album is my anti-religion stance," he told the Daily Star.
"If you see a big flash in the sky, praying won’t help. We’ll be dust."
The star also revealed that the subject of his new record Rock Dust Light Star was inspired by his recent 40th birthday.
He continued: "The cliché is true - life begins at 40. I sit in my garden for five minutes and I can see a kingfisher, one of the rarest birds in the country.
"But people seem to want their five-minute iPod life, watching clips of someone doing something funny on the internet. I'd rather contemplate what is going to happen to the planet."
Rock Dust Light Star is out today.