Fans of the [artist id=”832″]Backstreet Boys[/artist] and [artist id=”500956″]’NSYNC[/artist] — once friendly rivals in their heyday — will probably be surprised to learn that JC Chasez helped write A.J. McLean’s first single from his forthcoming solo album.
The album is McLean’s first as a solo artist, although he once toured on his own as alter-ego Johnny No Name. Have It All is due in stores late this year and McLean promises that fans will take notice of the video for his first single, “Teenage Wildlife,” thanks to its slightly risqué vibe. “Wade Robson’s doing the video. He’s also choreographing it,” McLean told MTV News. “It’s his directorial debut, so it’s gonna be awesome. The song’s a song called ’Teenage Wildlife.’ It was written by JC Chasez.”
McLean plans to shoot the video soon. “I don’t want to give too much away about the video because it’s definitely out-there, but I can say this much to you: It’s gonna be me in a club with a bunch of animals — not actual animals, but that’s why it’s going to be interesting.”
For the album, McLean worked with a number of hitmakers like Ryan Tedder, who also worked with the Backstreet Boys on their latest release, This Is Us. “It’s kind of a cross between a little bit of rock and funk and a little bit of dance,” McLean said of his debut. “It’s a well-rounded record. I’m really proud of it and I’ve been working on it for almost five years. It’s going to be a great, great record.”