For as long as the Backstreet Boys have been going on solo ventures, we have been waiting for Kevin to do his own. As the final band member standing without a solo album, we were so excited when he announced on the 2013 cruise that he was indeed working toward releasing one of his own. Since 2013, he has been on tour with the Boys but with the tour ending last week, we have been getting more and more hints about this mysterious album. Here’s what we know so far:
1. The Album Will Be Called Cover Story.
It has been revealed that the title of Kevin’s upcoming album will be titled Cover Story and appropriately so as the album will feature covers of classic songs. Why are we excited to hear this? Because Kevin’s taste in music has proven to be pretty fantastic. Everything from The Beatles to Elton John to Maroon 5 to less-mainstream selections have earned Mr.Richardson’s nod of approval. Classic songs mixed with Kevin’s smooth vocals? Sign us up! It’s the best of all the worlds.
2. What We’ve Heard So Far…
On Mother’s Day, Kevin unexpectedly dropped a song from his upcoming album on us and it was the talk of every fan’s twitter for the next week. His cover of Billy Joel’s “She’s Got A Way” does NOT disappoint and, as previously stated, it proves his musical tastes won’t let us down.
A few weeks later, he tweeted out another cover. This time it was of “Danny’s Song”, a song by Loggins and Messina from the early 1970s. While the song may be lesser known by this generation, this is a perfect example of what Cover Story can accomplish – bringing new life to an old classic.
We also have clips from the 2013 Backstreet Boys Cruise when Kevin first debuted his solo plans, thanks to @! (Starting at 20/24 on her playlist)
3. When Can We Get Our Hands On It, You Ask?
The answer to this is that we don’t know exactly. When Kevin was asked at a recent soundcheck in Mexico about the release of his album, he was pretty vague. Known for his perfectionist ways, we’re not surprised that he hasn’t nailed down a date until the album is absolutely ready and honestly, we’re okay with that. Kevin has never disappointed us before and he likely won’t start now. We do know, however, that the album will be released this year.
Follow this post for every new update regarding Kevin’s Cover Story as it comes in. We can’t wait!