"The pop is gaining ground"
A.J. McLean, a member of the Backstreet Boys, thanks to the fans support he received during the process ofdetoxification. About the show will offer the U.S. group today in Caracas, said to be "strong from beginning toend"
The Backstreet Boys went back to work with composer Max Martin, who produced one of their major hits, titled "I Want It That Way", which was maintained for several weeks at the top of the charts in the U.S. and UK markets.
With it recorded This Is Us, the seventh album in 17 years.
When the boys from Orlando posted this theme for the album Millennium Martin averaged 23 years of age. Now the average is 35, not including Kevin Richardson, who left the group in 2006.
Since then, Brian Littrel, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and A. J. McLean had published only Unbreakable (2007), the album that brought them back to Caracas for 2 years.
Soon will visit Vietnam for the first time.
He also toured with the ancestors of its kind: New Kids On The Block.
Today will offer a show "strong from beginning to end" on the terrace of the CCCT.
This was promised by telephone, Alexander James McLean, who recently entered a third time in a rehabilitation clinic to treat his addiction to drugs.
- This Is Us In collecting more influenced by rhythm and blues. What are the reasons that evolution? - R & B has always been important to us. We are fans of groups like The Temptations and Boyz II Men.
But we changed to Never Gone, which was more rock, and Unbreakable, which was more hip hop. So it's back to the roots. We decided to take up this path and we fit perfectly.
- Do you think it is easier to make music out of focus, or prefer to be in the vortex of fame a decade ago? - Where we are now is perfect. It is wonderful to have this longevity in the business.
Almost 20 years and many fans are watching us, provided they continue there, we also keep making music. At that time the pop was a blast, but the industry has changed a lot in these 10 years, which were more relevant urban and alternative genres. Now there are new artists, like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and the son of Will Smith. Thanks to them, pop open road again.
- Backstreet Boys is perhaps the boy band that has lasted longer. What keeps them together? - First, music. It is passion that moves us, giving us encouragement to continue. The other thing is that we have a lot of communication within and outside the platform. And also due to supercomputers, allowing us to go to Venezuela and then to any other place on earth.
- How did the idea of doing a tour with New Kids On The Block? - We had been talking to them about that possibility for years.
Then we were at Radio City and share a couple of songs. There we saw the audience's reaction and decided to do something more serious.
We also share in the American Music Awards and at a festival in Time Square in New York. Will be 50 shows, 11 weeks on the road, counting only the U.S. and Canada, and then go to Europe. It will be a great tour.
- Do you have special memories of his visits to the country? - Of course! The last time I had the opportunity to play golf and had a great time.
I can say that women are beautiful and the food is delicious. The fans are very passionate, the vibe in concert is great and always fill sites.
- It's been hard times lately and the fans have continued to support him ... - Yes, there have been many groups of fans who I thank. I get messages from Venezuela and other South American countries via Twitter, have helped me in my recovery. This makes it easier to return to the road and keep sober. Those girls have not had the opportunity to know personally, I have not even shaken hands, but they are very aware of my health. It's something I do not understand much, but I appreciate deeply.