This is a thread for JC Chasez's solo stuff

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Since, as Tom and El Diablo noted the other day, the new single is about to come out if it hasn't already while "Plug It In" was unparalleled genius. And said new single, "Some Girls (Dance With Women)" is...pretty darn good. There's something about the keyboard line on the bridge to the chorus that makes me think of indie dink pop for some reason. Dirt McGirt sounds a bit phoned in, though.

*resists comparison casting aspersions on a former bandmate's musical efforts in contrast*

Anyway, over to you.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:58 (twenty years ago) link

I liked the thing he did on the "Drumline" soundtrack. Don't know anything else by him.

peepee (peepee), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 03:04 (twenty years ago) link

Sterling to thread.

I like "Blowin' Me Up With Her Love". It's more Britney than Britney. He's a handsome man.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 03:14 (twenty years ago) link

i quite like how windtunnely the tabla is on 'some girls' but i find it a bit icky all the same. v dated production

prima fassy (bob), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 11:16 (twenty years ago) link

The version of Some Girls I've been listening to for yonks doesn't have Dirt McGirt on it. I prefer it to the real one.

edward o (edwardo), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 12:23 (twenty years ago) link

It's really all about "A.D.I.D.A.S".

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 12:49 (twenty years ago) link

what the fuck is this shit.

Chris V (Chris V), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 13:08 (twenty years ago) link

i'm going to a listening session for it tomorrow. will report back. i'm guardedly optimistic.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 14:42 (twenty years ago) link

Apparently, the album comes out February 10th in the US, with no European release date as yet. I'm currently downloading something called "Runaway Train" by him; not sure if it's from the album but will report back soon. No sign of "Adidas" on slsk, and my copy of "Some Girls" is distinctly un-Dirty too.

Nick H (Nick H), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 15:13 (twenty years ago) link

A cover of Soul Asylum perhaps.

Chris V (Chris V), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 15:15 (twenty years ago) link

I've heard it somewhere before, it's definately a cover. The sound quality is dreadful. Not worth getting if you see it. Anyone sharing "Adidas"?

Nick H (Nick H), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 15:47 (twenty years ago) link

The keyboard line reminded me (in sound not notes) of "Close To Me" by the Cure Ned so I wasn't too surprised you like it.

Agree re. Dirt McGirt.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:06 (twenty years ago) link

The keyboard line reminded me (in sound not notes) of "Close To Me" by the Cure Ned so I wasn't too surprised you like it.

Ha! You know, you're right. It was clearly designed for me!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:11 (twenty years ago) link

I'm glad you agree, I thought I might be hallucinating from listening to the Cure Riddim too much.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:13 (twenty years ago) link

"Some Girls" is okay, but would be much better if it had these words:

some girls take my money
some girls take my clothes
some girls get the shirt off my back
and leave me with a lethal dose

French girls they want cartier
Italian girls want cars
American girls want everything in the world
you can possibly imagine

English girls they're so prissy
I can't stand them on the telephone
sometimes I take the receiver off the hook
I don't want them to ever call at all

white girls they're pretty funny
sometimes they drive me mad
black girls just wanna get fucked all night
I just don't have that much jam

chuck, Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:33 (twenty years ago) link

I have a feeling the last stanza might not fly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:41 (twenty years ago) link

I love both the singles!

Sam J. (samjeff), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 21:36 (twenty years ago) link

the title "Some Girls (Dance With Women" makes me giggle. not sure what to make of the song yet. doesn't sound like he's doing much more than his own JC-fied, though.

Al (sitcom), Thursday, 8 January 2004 02:26 (twenty years ago) link

"Some Girls" is really great, but let's make this perfectly clear: no matter how much Ned and Dan would have it otherwise, neither this track, nor the excellent "Plug It In", is as poptastic as "Like I Love You"...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 8 January 2004 02:46 (twenty years ago) link


Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 8 January 2004 02:46 (twenty years ago) link

(See, people do not get to bitch and moan about Ned and me being one-note bores about JT when EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET is also a one-note bore about JT.)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 8 January 2004 02:49 (twenty years ago) link

Sure, Spencer, if by "poptastic" you mean "endlessly smug, overrated and bafflingly popular"...

(Dan and Ned OTM as ever on this subject)

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 8 January 2004 02:58 (twenty years ago) link

I think Dan said it all. What fearless genius the man has!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 8 January 2004 03:03 (twenty years ago) link

I'm imagining Dan and Ned as the key solo spinoffs from some ILX boyband!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 8 January 2004 03:39 (twenty years ago) link


Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 8 January 2004 03:40 (twenty years ago) link

black girls just wanna get fucked all night
I just don't have that much jam

-- chuck (cedd...), January 7th, 2004. (later) (link)


I have a feeling the last stanza might not fly.
-- Ned Raggett (ne...), January 7th, 2004. (later) (link)

Especially with Benzino

nate detritus (natedetritus), Thursday, 8 January 2004 03:41 (twenty years ago) link

I can't figure out if I like this "Some Girls" song or not.

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 8 January 2004 04:47 (twenty years ago) link

ok "ADIDAS" is really good

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 8 January 2004 05:45 (twenty years ago) link

Merrrrrr! I really really really want to hear "Adidas". Share someone, share.

I think "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" is at least as poptastic as "Like I Love You", if not more (although I will not subscribe to the full-on Justin-hate).

Nick H (Nick H), Thursday, 8 January 2004 12:25 (twenty years ago) link

'Some girls' is yet more proof that JC should really, really, really not be allowed to write his own verse lyrics. Fantastic song, but.

cis (cis), Thursday, 8 January 2004 15:30 (twenty years ago) link

he's like a soda that's been shaken up!

Al (sitcom), Thursday, 8 January 2004 17:47 (twenty years ago) link

The title "Some Girls (Dance With Women)" is problematic for me, because there's a porn video series called Mature Women With Younger Girls which features lesbian encounters between 19-year-old girls, made up to look about 12, and women in their mid-50s (if not older), who look, well, like horrifying hags. So when I see the title of the Chasez song, that's what I think of. And it doesn't make me happy.

Phil Freeman (Phil Freeman), Thursday, 8 January 2004 19:42 (twenty years ago) link

The song he did with Basement Jaxx was good, but really only because it was Basement Jaxx.

The singles I've heard have been really forgetable (literally, I've seen the videos a few times each and can't remember the music to either), and holy fucking shit that man was a vacuum of charisma. Why he is in show-biz at all is way beyond me.

David Allen (David Allen), Thursday, 8 January 2004 19:45 (twenty years ago) link


Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 8 January 2004 19:54 (twenty years ago) link

it's pretty fun!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 8 January 2004 20:06 (twenty years ago) link

THE RECORD IS FANTASTIC!!! Maybe better than Justified. Waaaay all over the place -- two post-punk/synth-pop songs (Dan Perry you will shit your face when you hear "Come to Me"), a country hip-hop song, and some fantastic ballads. I was very impressed. It's way too long though, and the Jaxx track sounds too much like "Supersonic" to really make that much of an impact on me.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 8 January 2004 21:22 (twenty years ago) link

Dan Perry you will
shit your face when you hear "Come to Me"

Hey you punk, you saying I wouldn't like it either? ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 8 January 2004 21:35 (twenty years ago) link

you'd luv it too, ned

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 8 January 2004 21:51 (twenty years ago) link

(haha 'you will shit your face', is that a phrase? god bless america.)

i'm quite excited about this record now.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 8 January 2004 23:29 (twenty years ago) link

me too!

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 8 January 2004 23:31 (twenty years ago) link

I have the album version of "All Day Long I Dream About Sex". It's an insanely catchy song. I might be persuaded to share it with those who need it. I'm off to work now though.

J., Friday, 9 January 2004 12:33 (twenty years ago) link

Okay, I know I'm a little late to this particular party, but I just woke up and played "ADIDAS" for the first time and OMG HOW GOOD IS THAT????? When I heard the plaintitive little guitar part in the intro I thought maybe I had the wrong song and then it blasts off into the sky and explodes into some sort of insane JaxxLuContPrincePunkFantastic!!!!!!!! And then everything cuts out but the guitar and some handclaps! Yay!!!!

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:16 (twenty years ago) link

I kind of wish the vocal weren't so layered and overbearing on the chorus.

bnw (bnw), Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:27 (twenty years ago) link

oh, I shall look out for his videos on the telly.

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:31 (twenty years ago) link

Name:  Joshua"JC" Scott Chasez
Date of Birth: August 8, 1976
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Home: Orlando, Florida
Family: Mom, Karen; Dad, Roy;Sister,Heather20;Brother, Tyler17
Favorite Food:Chinese
Car: Jeep

Star Sign: Leo
Best Mates: Saggitarius, Libra, Aries, Gemini
Favorite Films:All the Star Wars and Idiana Jones Movies
Favorite Color:Blue
Favorite Music: Brian Mcknight, Seal, Sting
Collector's Items:Hard Rock Cafe menus
Favorite *Nsync Song:"It changes everyday"
Credits:Sang and Danced on The Mickey Mouse Club (MMC)

Other Info on JC:

JC was raised in Bowie, Maryland.

JC was picked out of 70,000 people to be on the MMC.

JC was on the MMC for 4 years and it was cancelled when he turned 18.

JC had his first kiss when he was 11.

JC wears a necklace with his Starsign Leo on it.

When *Nsync got there tatoos in Canada, JC didn't get one because he is afraid of needles

When JC was younger, he street danced with a teen group in a national competition.

If JC could have a one on one interview, he would pick Jesus Christ.

If JC could have 1 superpower, he would want to be invisible or telepathic.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:36 (twenty years ago) link

JC sounds very sensible.

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:38 (twenty years ago) link

He's in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (someone scanned it):

Some new pictures (no clue what they are for):

J., Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:05 (twenty years ago) link

Here's the interview with Entertainment Weekly:

The Fresh Prince?

Why JC Chasez is doing things differently than Justin. And how the artist formerly known as JC from 'N Sync went about serving up a CD that'll have you seeing Purple by Tom Sinclair

Sexual energy, it has been said, is a key ingredient in the creative process. On this chill December evening in New York City, 'N Sync's JC Chasez seems hell-bent on convincing the crowd at Irving Plaza that he's as horny as he is talented. Or is it the other way around?

''All day long I dream about sex!'' he sings repeatedly, hammering home his message with single-minded intensity as six female dancers, built like high-end strippers and done up like dominatrices, bump and grind around his madly gyrating figure in a performance that's just a pelvis pump shy of an R rating. ''Y'all are makin' me feel like a stud tonight,'' a grinning Chasez pants. As if to underline the point, the singer and his band launch into a bludgeoning hard-rock take on Prince's ''Let's Go Crazy.''

One suspects it's not a totally random cover. With his bandmate Justin Timberlake being hailed as the Michael Jackson of the new millennium, Chasez (pronounced sha-ZAY, as in par-TAY) seems to be positioning himself as this era's answer to Prince, the '80s' most erotically minded pop genius and Jacko's erstwhile rival. After all, Chasez's eclectic first solo CD, ''Schizophrenic'' (due Jan. 27), showcases an unexpectedly risky -- and risqué -- musical adventurousness that Prince would likely admire. And ''Schizophrenic'''s first single, ''Some Girls (Dance With Women),'' is just the type of ''hey, wouldn't a threesome be a gas?'' meditation that used to be the Purple One's specialty.

The afternoon prior to the show, Chasez is getting his hair ironed straight for a photo shoot and talking about his new incarnation. Sure, he admits, in the wake of Timberlake's breakout success it seemed all but inevitable that Chasez -- 'N Sync's other hottie, according to sources -- would bust a solo move. Yet by Chasez's account, the decision came about almost by accident. '''N Sync was on hold, and I was on vacation,'' he says. ''I just wanted to get back to a normal life, going grocery shopping and being with my family and friends.'' Chasez, 23, was thus ''chillin''' at home in L.A. last year when he got a call from Atlanta-based producer Dallas Austin, inviting him to ''hang out in his studio and goof off and have some fun,'' maybe even record a song if the mood was right. The result was the propulsive ''Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love),'' which wound up on the soundtrack to the movie ''Drumline'' and became a modest hit. That, says Chasez, started the creative wheels turning. ''After that experience with Dallas, I was like, 'I don't have a problem making a record if I'm doing it on my terms.'''

Intriguingly, the singer chose to forgo big-gun producers such as Timbaland and the Neptunes -- who worked on Timberlake's ''Justified'' -- in favor of left-field critics' darlings like dance-music whiz BT and Prince-inspired electronica duo Basement Jaxx. Chasez struck up an unlikely friendship with the latter group when he dropped in on one of their London recording sessions last year and wound up singing on ''Plug It In,'' a highlight of the band's current CD, ''Kish Kash.'' ''I didn't know much about 'N Sync when I met JC, so I didn't have any prejudices,'' says Simon Ratcliffe of the Jaxx. ''But the boundaries between what's cool and what's not cool have kind of blurred, haven't they? And the fact is, he is a terrific, soulful singer who understands groove and funk. He's able to bring that X factor to music.''

Chasez says he intentionally cast a wide stylistic net with ''Schizophrenic,'' which includes dance-floor jams, new-wave homages, gooey ballads, and cheese-whiz rockers. ''I wasn't going for any sound except what inspired me that day,'' he says. ''I go into my CD collection every morning when I wake up, and one day I'll choose an acid-jazz CD, the next day it'll be Busta Rhymes, and then Led Zeppelin. I'm submerged in every kind of musical culture. It depends which side of the bed I wake up on.''

Following his muse rather than the Timberlake template is a surprising (and commercially perilous) move, but it's one Chasez feels is, well, justified. ''All the cats that worked on my record were friends,'' he says. ''I didn't want to rely on a producer's name to catapult me into the spotlight. J[ustin]'s my best friend, and he's doing what works for him. And the record company understands that it's stupid to have two of the same thing. They're not interested in making carbon copies.''

But don't throw away your 'N Sync Fan Club card yet. Chasez points out that the band intends to record again, probably late this spring. ''My plan is to give everything I've got to promoting ['Schizophrenic'], and when it's had its run I'll go back and work on the next 'N Sync album,'' he says. ''Right now, I've just gotta go out there and do what I do to the best of my ability.'' Okay, stud. We'll B rooting 4 U.

J., Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:08 (twenty years ago) link

"Some Girls" is great! It's jumping on the lezzing up bandwagon in the best possible way. Not as good as Justin at his best though, and more importantly Justin is way hotter than JC.

The Lex (The Lex), Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:14 (twenty years ago) link

I beg to differ. JC's music is better than Justin's. He's way hotter than Justin. He's also a better singer than Justin. Justin's just better at being the media whore is all.

J., Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:17 (twenty years ago) link

Barima (Barima), Monday, 17 May 2004 09:06 (nineteen years ago) link

two months pass...
"A.D.I.D.A.S." is surely just all the boring parts of electroclash, yeah? ie. the tunes you can't dance to because they're too droney.

Shit, Tim, the live performance of 'All Day Long' on Wade Robson has some of the best dancing I've seen all year (one of the best videos of the year so far too).

How's 'Build My World' doing in the US?

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 17:01 (nineteen years ago) link

Is A.D.I.D.A.S. ever getting a UK release? The vid is supergreat and it doesn't seem to be bouncing around The Hits anymore which is a shame. He looks happy in it, it is neat.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 17:30 (nineteen years ago) link

that song went from being my most hated song ever to being probably my favourite novelty song of the year in a matter of hours. fuck you very much, vodka.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 22:31 (nineteen years ago) link

Bah, you people complain, we haven't even got ONE single here yet let alone a second! (OK, you're right to complain because ADLIDAS is planet-destroyingly great, to use a phrase favoured by the seemingly-MIA Nick H).

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 22 July 2004 01:44 (nineteen years ago) link

No one wants to answer my question, huh.

JC is obviously going to be critically reevaluated. By the end of the year, Schizophrenic'll probably be all over top 10s and they'll be clamouring for his next record and wishing the NSYNC reunion never happens(/ned?).

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Thursday, 22 July 2004 16:56 (nineteen years ago) link

My favourite JC song is "100 Ways".

I half-expected his ballads to grow on me - Xtina's did, and Justin's as well - but no, the ballads on Schizophrenic just need to die.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 22 July 2004 19:55 (nineteen years ago) link

How's 'Build My World' doing in the US?

It was hampered a little bit at first because it was just kind of thrown out there as an alternative for all those stations that wouldn't/couldn't/felt they shouldn't play ADIDAS. But now it's starting to climb up the airplay charts.

I'm still pissed that we don't get to see the ADIDAS video on US TV, though. Like a little salad tossing and goat milking are going to corrupt our youth.

Lesley, Friday, 23 July 2004 06:09 (nineteen years ago) link

Why does JC appear good looking at some times but not others? The ADLIDAS video is a case of the latter, really.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 23 July 2004 06:16 (nineteen years ago) link

His ballads, "Build My World" excepted, are shockingly bad, but most of them seemt o com ein the final 3rd, making the rest of the album, the first 11 tracks or so, pretty goddamn fucking wicked.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Friday, 23 July 2004 06:44 (nineteen years ago) link

If you were a gurl you would understand "Lose Myself".

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 23 July 2004 06:49 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...
: 09/12 brief interviews, conducted while at Fashion Week in New York, air on the Metro Channel and the Fashion Channel. He mentions that he is working on a new solo album and is talking to some people about a movie.
: 09/12 Music Freedom sources report that JC met with Jive over the weekend in New York and is in discussions as to which producers to use on his upcoming album. Dallas Austin was one of the producers mentioned.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 14 September 2004 08:15 (nineteen years ago) link

If Schizophrenic is his For You, the self-titled will be a frigging gold-standard.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 14 September 2004 14:29 (nineteen years ago) link

I patiently wait.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 14 September 2004 14:48 (nineteen years ago) link

My JC and The Revolution 'gag' may yet come to fruition.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 14 September 2004 14:55 (nineteen years ago) link

two months pass...
He's supposed to be putting up another unreleased song (one that didn't make it onto Schizophrenic) on his website, but I don't know when exactly that's going to happen. In the meantime, he's in one of the Gap TV ads that started airing in the US today. He's singing Earth Wind & Fire's "Shining Star."

Watch it at the Gap website

Lesley (Lesley), Thursday, 18 November 2004 19:06 (nineteen years ago) link

Jeepers! (That's actually one of my dad's favorite songs.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 18 November 2004 19:10 (nineteen years ago) link

I am listening to the remixes on the ADLIDAS single. They're a bit crap.

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 18 November 2004 19:17 (nineteen years ago) link

you really think so Edward? I think they're uniformly pretty greay - it's a song which lends itself very well to remixes.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 18 November 2004 20:57 (nineteen years ago) link

Well, the one thing that surprises me is that, even though I suspected it was the long videogame breakdown that made ADLIDAS, the song works well enough without it - I like the radio edit just as much as the album version... but the problem with the mixes is that they're not as much fun - less ludicrous, hedonistic and not as much fun to dance to* (please note that I only dance in my room so I'm not a good judge), particularly the Tom Neville one - and the Camel Riders on bores me.

The Stengaard one's nice though, probably worth picking the single up for.

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 18 November 2004 21:28 (nineteen years ago) link


Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 18 November 2004 21:52 (nineteen years ago) link

i agree wholeheartedly with yanc3y!

and another thing.. there's a coupla songs on the album which sound very george michael, those are my least favourites. and on a final note, i really think JC should cut his hair short.

lydia, Friday, 19 November 2004 02:22 (nineteen years ago) link

The ADLIDAS remixes are mondo disappointing, at least from the snippets I got. Jive have issues. The hair:

However, his best song currently remains 'Shake It'. Can we (hopefully) talk about what unadulterated genius it is?

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 19 November 2004 10:24 (nineteen years ago) link

If not, I can settle for another round of

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 19 November 2004 10:26 (nineteen years ago) link


I actually feel JC is better at the breathless, panting funk of "Shake It" and "100 Ways" than at the smooth electro-lothario of "Come To Me" - he's very, very good at going over the top with his lecherous vocal mannerisms.

I especially like the bit in this song where it goes off into "la la la la la la la" bonkersness.

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 19 November 2004 10:29 (nineteen years ago) link

10 Things I Love About 'Shake It':

1. The quick kickoff.
2. The backing vocals in the verses - "Hypno-tise mee", "Low-oh-oh-oh-oh" - and the choruses.
3. The technically unstunning but totally fitting dancehall breakdown.
4. The lyrics. "Do you know my na-ame!"
5. The beat - it wobbles but it don't fall down.
6. The post-chorus instrumental part. Absolutely bonkers.
7. The "la la la la la la la" bonkersness.
8. His'n'hers Camille voices.
9. It's the ultimate balance of popcraft and production savvy Kish Kash almost perfected and is therefore its ultimate embodiment.
10. It's the male 'Toxic' (or the 'Rock Your Body' of 2004) and it probably would've broken him everywhere.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 19 November 2004 10:41 (nineteen years ago) link

Obv., the release schedule should've been:

Build My World
Shake It/100 Ways
Come To Me

'Some Girls' as the first was a bad move - it could never have struck the right match.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 19 November 2004 12:49 (nineteen years ago) link

That looks like a lovely release schedule. If ADIDAS had come out first then it would've presumably finished its run as a single before the Super Bowl incident happened. And even post-Nipplegate, it did pretty well on the few radio stations that actually played it. I would love to have seen 'Shake It' become a single, but would it have been too out of place on the playlist of a top 40 station in the US?

'Some Girls' is okay to me, but it's not my favorite. In fact, I prefer the Japanese import version of Schizophrenic, which has 'Right There (Your Body)' instead of the rap edit of 'Some Girls' on it as the bonus track.

Lesley (Lesley), Friday, 19 November 2004 19:17 (nineteen years ago) link

ten months pass...

If JC Chasez's first solo album left you feeling a bit confused (hey, man, it was called Schizophrenic), you weren't alone. But the 'NSYNC frontman is planning to tighten the ropes a bit for his sophomore

"This one is going to be a little more pop-alternative," Chasez said recently. "The last one had a pretty broad spectrum, so this time I'm gonna give people more of a journey in the same direction."

The singer has been holed up in a recording studio for a good part of the year recording the follow-up to his 2004 debut, which spawned the singles "Some Girls (Dance With Women)," "All Day Long I Dream About Sex" and the heart-tugging ballad "Build My World."

While Chasez has yet to determine which tracks will make the final cut, he says this is a project he is "really proud of."

"There's one song I wrote called 'Satellite' that's very metaphorical," he said. "It's about two people being out of reach, just orbiting each other."

The 29-year-old has been working with an assorted group of beatmakers from coast to coast to produce the project. So far, Chasez has hit the studio with Jimmy Harry (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears) in Los Angeles, David Maurice (U2, Madonna) in New York and Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Brandy) in Miami, where the odd couple laid down the uptempo track "Fire."

"I really respect Timbaland's opinion and his take on music," the singer said. "He's a very talented guy and real quiet — at least until you get into the recording studio with him!"

Chasez has yet to title the LP. "I have a couple ideas kicking around in my head, but I'm not sure," he said. "Once I'm done writing, then I'll decide."

You can expect the first single to drop by the end of this year, Chasez said, with the full record out by early 2006.

And despite claims by bandmate Lance Bass that more 'NSYNC music is on the way (see "Will 'NSYNC Go All Backstreet Boys On Us? Lance Says Yes, Joey's Less Sure"), Chasez says the group has no plans to record at the moment. 'NSYNC's only collaboration will be to continue their annual charity event, Challenge for the Children, to raise money for a variety of causes.

BARMS, Wednesday, 21 September 2005 20:10 (eighteen years ago) link

build my world should have been mega

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 20:13 (eighteen years ago) link

"He's a very talented guy and real quiet — at least until you get into the recording studio with him!"

I like the implication that he then becomes untalented but loud.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 20:13 (eighteen years ago) link

I always forget just how good Schizophrenic is until I put it on.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 22:04 (eighteen years ago) link

It's fucking great!

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 22:13 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...

If you thought you had Frankie J pegged, think again. The charismatic R&B crooner is about to pitch a few curve balls.

"I've been working with a few different people," the Tijuana, Mexico-born singer said. "I'm actually on my way to Atlanta to do a song with JC Chasez for his new record. I know his manager through a mutual friend. He told me JC was working on some new stuff, so we met up for lunch one day to talk business and we just clicked."

The as-yet-untitled track will be penned by Frankie, Chasez and songwriter Sean Garrett (Aaliyah, Usher, Ricky Martin), and it will be produced by Timbaland, who has already laid down several tracks for Chasez's sophomore solo effort due out next year (see "JC Chasez Promises Next Solo Outing Will Be Less Schizophrenic").

"I've heard some of JC's stuff and it's very different," Frankie said. "He's not really following the sound of what's popular on radio today, which is good because he's not trying to be anyone else. He just wants to be JC. I'm not sure what to expect when I go in, but I know I'm looking forward to what comes out of it."

Frankie also recorded recently with another Timbaland protégé, Dirty South rapper Bubba Sparxxx, who is working on the follow-up to his 2003 LP, Deliverance. The track "Run Away" was produced by Basement Beats, the same crew that garnered hits for Nelly and his St. Lunatics.

"It was funny working with Bubba," Frankie recalled. "That guy is just crazy. The thing about him is that he doesn't write down his lyrics. It's all in his mind. It's a lot like what JC does in the studio, too. He just records it off the top of his head, so it was interesting to watch him flow."

Am I the only one geeked about the potential brillance here?
The supposed first single is produced by Dallas Austin, who he did Blowing Me Up with and I really want to hear the Har Mar Superstar stuff.

allthemunchkins, Tuesday, 25 October 2005 16:05 (eighteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Collaborating with Justin on the new record!!!

Has anyone heard the new single that's supposed to be out any minute now?

lalah, Tuesday, 17 January 2006 14:59 (eighteen years ago) link

Wasn't N'Sync just supposed to do a full reunion?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 15:14 (eighteen years ago) link

has anyone mentioned 'watch me go' on this thread? the girls aloud stand-out track co-written by one joshua chasez?

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 15:18 (eighteen years ago) link

Ned, short version, they've pretty much said that it's not happening at the moment (pretty obvious with Justin and JC releasing solo albums this year), but they have left it open. You can search around for the lastest fandom blowup for more details (I take no responsibility for the stupid people and any and all resulting actions).

Lex, no-one's talking about it, but he's working with Xenomania for fuck sake, and it's a brilliant song (butt rap!) that should be a single. I've been trying to find out when it was written, because no-one's been able to tell whether it's leftover from Schizophrenic or if he has worked with them since, ie. potential for Xenomania production on the new album, but the only response so far is to bemoan the fact that a member of *Nsync is involving himself with pop music, so I haven't got far with that. Do any of you guys know how you could find that sort of information, because my next step involves contacting JC's people at MusicFreedom directly and I would rather not be that sort of fan, if it can be helped.

lalah, Tuesday, 17 January 2006 18:19 (eighteen years ago) link

hahahaha oh crap!!!

for years (2) i've seen you dudes boosting a track called 'a.d.i.d.a.s.' which i assumed was

a) not on the album
b) prod. basement jaxx

it took till TODAY to work it out.

god i'm thick.

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 19:31 (eighteen years ago) link

His CD is two quid in the HMV sale currently and well worth it if you don't already own it.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 20:06 (eighteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

It's good. Americanised present-pop Beatles, again indebted to Jordan Knight via channeling NKOTB's 'Tonight'. It is also the one Justin assisted on.

Badrock Example (Barima), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Heya B.! Yeah, there was a leak a little while back -- good stuff.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 21:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Hi Ned. Has there been anything else? I have restrained myself from sneak previewing tunage lately (well...since yesterday!).

Badrock Example (Barima), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 22:02 (seventeen years ago) link

The only thing I know about so far. will have more as it appears, though, I'm sure. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 22:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Back upthread:

by 2006 we'll clearly be ready for my own la style/t99 revival.

-- strongo hulkington (dubplatestyl...), February 3rd, 2004.

SURELY IT IS TIME. (Or did it happen?)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 22:18 (seventeen years ago) link

I still can't get over the line "you're feelin sexy / cause you just got a raise"

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 22:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Does anyone else think 'until yesterday' kinda sounds like the Shins? something about the bit just after the chorus. (I quite like the shins, but it's... unexpected.)

ampersand, hearts, semicolon (cis), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 22:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Apparently Timbaland is lending a hand.

Rodney... (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 26 October 2006 00:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Haha. Somehow I missed this at first glean.

Chasez has described his new sound as IPM (Intelligent Pop Music).

Rodney... (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 26 October 2006 00:55 (seventeen years ago) link


Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Thursday, 26 October 2006 00:59 (seventeen years ago) link

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