Leighton Meester appears on the cover of InStyle UK's November edition to promote her forthcoming debut album, 'Heartstrings.'

Meester's first full-length album is set to be released on Oct. 28 but says that she still loves performing live. "My favorite thing – at least as far as the music goes, and now, actually, with acting, too – is performing live. It's so fun," she confesses.

In 2009, Meester teamed up with Robin Thicke for a dance pop track titled 'Somebody to Love' but now admits that the song really wasn't her style. "It was fun, but it wasn't at all me. I guess I can look back and say everything happens because you learn from it and you're better for it."

The former 'Gossip Girl' star and wife to Adam Brody says she looks forward to life outside the spotlight now. "My values have shifted greatly in terms of what I find important. It's my family, my friends and having a personal life. Those are the things that need nurturing."