The Fight For This Love singer – who welcomed son Bear with boyfriend Liam Payne in March – has been locked in top secret meetings planning her big comeback which will include a new sound.
The last time Cheryl, 33, released new music was three years ago and the pressure to get it right is on.
While her first two albums went straight to number one, her third only reached number two with most recent release Only Human in 2014 limping in at number 7.
A source said: "Cheryl met with her label to discuss ideas for songs and to plan a new sound.
"It went really well and she is going to be meeting with producers next month before she heads into the studio for some early sessions," they added to The Mirror.
OK! Online has contacted Cheryl's representatives for comment.
Meanwhile, Liam, 23, is currently in the US to promote his debut solo single Strip That Down.
The former One Direction star will release the track on Friday (May 19), a move which has surprised many as it comes just one week after former bandmate Harry Styles dropped his first album.
Both Cheryl and Liam are keen to keep their son out the limelight and have remained relatively tight-lipped about their new arrival.
During a recent interview on US radio however Liam did let slip that it was Cheryl who chose their son's “unique” moniker.