When Nick Carter was blasting tweets out during a tweet-fest in January, no one expected him to drop news about another solo album. Having just spent two years on tour with BSB, releasing an album and touring with Jordan Knight, starring in a reality show, and, oh yeah, GETTING MARRIED, we expected solo-Nick to pretty quiet in 2015 with the exception of his movie-making on “Dead West”. That’s what we get for thinking, folks. After he dropped the “I’m working on a solo album” bomb, the fandom erupted. We’re thirsty and we’re sucking up anything we can get about this new solo album, which is currently untitled as far as we know. Take a look at a few things that we DO know:
1. He Is Working With Some Heavy Hitters.
Dan Muckala (songwriter and producer) is no stranger to Backstreet Boys fans, as he has done work with the Boys on Never Gone, Unbreakable, and In A World Like This as well as working with Nick, AJ, and Brian on their solo albums. His credits certainly do not end there, as he has worked with Garth Brooks on his latest album as well as Amy Grant, Nick Lachey, and Leann Rimes. The man is by no means limited in the genres in which he works and we’re excited to be seeing him again.
Kipp Williams is another songwriter/producer from Nashville that Nick is currently working with. He has had great success since 2012 with several artists in cutting records and in the Sync world.
Perhaps the most well-known person of the people we know Nick is working with is Natasha Bedingfield. Since the early 2000s, Natasha has written and released hits like “Unwritten” and “Pocketful of Sunshine” as well as landed a few acting roles. Her upbeat music is undeniably catchy and we’re excited to see the British singer collaborate with Nick.
There were also a few pictures floating around earlier this year of Nick working with a few others in Nashville.
2. We Know A Few Song Titles And We’re Interested.
In addition to the grimy little tune named “Repeat”, Nick took to twitter on March 6th to drop a few more song titles on us.
“19 in 99”
While Nick let us know that “All American” was about that booty and not a cheeseburger special downtown, we’re thinking that all of the titles allude to an 80s type classic, Born-In-The-USA, Bruce Springsteen type vibe. We dig it. Maybe the album title should actually be Roadtrip…because it’s going to be the soundtrack to all of our roadtrips for the next year.
3. We’re In For A New Sound.
From a pop-rock Now Or Never to a cooler pop I’m Taking Off to a R&B infused Nick & Knight album, we’re excited to hear a newer sound from Nick and one that “he’s been wanting to do for years”, according to his Twitter. Judging from the past, nothing sounds better than something Nick is excited about.
4. From What We’ve Heard, It Really Is Going To Be Great.
Here’s a little ear candy for you via Nick Carter himself. We’re intrigued and dying for more.
5. It’s Hitting Japan In July.
In a followup tweet, Nick mentioned that while he already has a deal in Japan for the release, he is also looking for distributors in North America. Have no fear, Nick fans! The man’s #1 strength is giving eargasms and he’s going to make sure we all get it.
For more info on Nick’s new album, make sure you’re following him on Twitter at @nickcarter and keep an eye on this post,
UPDATE: March 11, 2015
Today, Nick did an impromptu chat for his fanclub at nickcarter.net and took us into the studio with him for a sneak peek of his song California (We’re still singing that ‘Baaa, ba, babaaa…” part) and a behind the scenes look at the recording process. Here’s a few more things we learned:
– Nick feels like this album is “home” and “Nick in a jar”, meaning that it’s everything that he’s wanted to do for a long time but hasn’t.
– The album is influenced by things he loves (Basically, the beach and ocean) and is very positive and upbeat.
– From what we heard, things are sounding very Beach Boys meets Rock-Pop vibe.
– He IS releasing first in Japan and is still shopping for a deal everywhere else to hopefully get it released later this year.
– He mentioned touring.
– There will be more to come on his website. He is going to try to do a few more chats, so if you aren’t a member already, it’s a good time to join his fanclub!
– Near the end of the video, he was being attached to a microphone. This leads us to believe that there may be bonus footage on his release? Woohoo!
Here is the bit of song “California” played during the chat (Thanks to our friend, Jen!)
And a new post from Nick himself!
as we will be updating with more info for you as soon as we get it!
UPDATE: March 12, 2015
A new clip featuring “Cherry Pie”
UPDATE: April 10, 2015
UPDATE: September 5, 2015
Nick revealed today via Twitter that the new album will be title All American and will be released in Japan in NOVEMBER!!
UPDATE: October 20, 2015
During Nick’s I Heart Radio Twitter takeover this morning, he revealed that All American will feature a collaboration with Avril Lavigne, who opened for the Backstreet Boys on the 2nd leg of their In A World Like This tour. He is also looking to tour for the album in February 2016! If you haven’t purchased his new single “I Will Wait” or watched the video, it’s important that you drop everything and do it right now.
Update: November 17, 2015
Nick’s album cover has been released, the album will be dropping November 25th, and Nick will be touring in February! Read it all HERE.