For the past year or so, it has been no secret that AJ McLean has wanted to work on solo projects. With things like teaming up with Anvil on phone cases and Alexander Jaymes Originals (his jewelery line), we are all waiting for big things from AJ. A few months ago, his solo music started to surface online. With the release of his last album Have It All being exclusively in Asia, we are all hoping for a bigger release with what is sure to be a great album. Here’s what we know:
UPDATE (July 2016): Uhhh, maybe forget everything we previously posted. Ok, not everything. We’re just not sure what really – just read it all. Here’s the new stuff:
- The album is not entitled Naked.
- The potential release date is September 9th.
- We’re going to “see more of” AJ than ever before, if that’s possible.
- The title track was submitted for consideration on the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie.
- Below are all the photos AJ shared on 7/25 during the shoot for the album. NO FACIAL HAIR WHAT!?
1. The Album Will Be Named
The Anthem Naked.
And AJ was nice enough to share a list of song titles with us! We can’t wait to hear them all.
2. Shawn Stockman Is Collaborating With Him!
Yes! That Shawn Stockman from BoyzIIMen fame! We have never been so excited to hear a collaboration as we are to hear this one.
3. Jordan James.
Jordan James has been a songwriter for Backstreet Boys, Leona Lewis, Brandy, Mariah, Becky G, Pussy Cat Dolls, JoJo, Ne-Yo, Lady Gaga and is apparently AJ’s new best friend. We have Mr. James to thank for most of the song clips that we’ve gotten a sneak peek of from The Anthem. We LOVE you, Jordan James.
AND THIS PRECIOUS PHOTO!
4. His First Music Video Involved Fans.
A week before the video was shot, AJ launched his new foundation, The Live Together Foundation. Fans were encouraged to order a T-Shirt and the first few hundred fans who could make it would be allowed into the video!
For more information on The Live Together Foundation as well as what AJ’s plans are for tour, check out the EXCLUSIVE interview with AJ from our affiliate, Totes & Notes, HERE! Keep checking back right here for updates on any other updates from AJ.