With his unfinished solo album still months from release, 'NSYNC's JC Chasez is about to really hear it from his fans.
Although he mentioned his plans to have fans steer him in the right direction on his solo debut, expected to drop in July, months ago (see "JC Chasez Wants Your Opinion, But Keep It On the Download"), with Monday's launch of the Web site www.OnlyArtist.com, fans will have the chance to mouth off or kiss up, as the case may be.
Visitors to the site will be faced with three questions about Chasez's current single, "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)," off the soundtrack to "Drumline," and his contributions to 'NSYNC. The feedback will then be used to help mold his as-yet-untitled album, which he's currently recording in Los Angeles with producers Rodney Jerkins (Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys), BT ('NSYNC) and Riprock 'n' Alex G (Christina Aguilera), among others. (Dallas Austin has been solicited by the Chasez camp, but at press time he had yet to lay down any tracks.)
JC will then periodically post snippets of the fruits of his labor for the next four weeks on the site for fans to comment on, and the response will help guide him throughout the rest of the recording process, according to an OnlyArtist.com spokesperson. The portions of songs offered on the site, however, will not be what winds up on the album — complete versions of those songs may be offered on the Web site in the future.
OnlyArtist.com may be familiar to some fans who remember Chasez wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the site's name at last year's MTV Video Music Awards.
Chasez's album is expected to be released in July, and the CD-single of "Blowin' Me Up" will be available February 25.