So I know things have been going non-stop for our Boys. You’d think they’re too busy between the residency and the new album for anything else, right? Nope! They can STILL find time for all their solo endeavors. Three out five have things in progress or coming up so I’m here with the details! I’ll also be updating this for any news we’ll get about this projects in the future like I do in the post for the Upcoming BSB Album, so keep checking back!
AJ, his solo album, and more
I had a post detailing everything we knew about his upcoming solo album. It’s been a LONG time coming and is totally worth the wait. You can feel free to check out the old post. But keep in mind that everything’s changed. AJ’s flipped the script in that way only he can do…(and a reason why we love him) so what we knew? Probably not the case now. He’s recording new music, in Nashville!
And then, just last week? He signed to be a member of the Country Music Association! A country album? MIND IS BLOWN. But in a good way. I never really associated AJ with country but I won’t lie, after the Boys did Crossroads with FGL? AJ’s soulful voice fits it more than I ever could’ve expected. So I’m totally here for it. We have no date for when the album is coming, but I’ll be sure to update when I do know!
Small update on AJ’s solo album!
I maaaay need to make a separate post for AJ again. He previewed a few clips tonight!
I wouldn’t quite call this country. But it’s got soul. A lot of it. I’m digging it.
He talked about on the red carpet of the ACMs :). Looks like he really is going country!
New single out June 5th!
The single is here! (We did a special post just for the single)
AJ is filming a video for his next song, Night Visions.
AJ did a preview concert for his upcoming album here in Vegas! I made a post about it including all the videos I took for the performance!
AJ released second single “Night Visions”! It’s amazing and I love it. See my full review here and check out the video for it below!
Howie’s Musical and Appearances
So I know virtually nothing about a possible album. My guess (key word guess) is maybe the musical could have a soundtrack? Or we’re being blessed with an album and a musical. Either way, these clips got shared!
Yup you heard that right. Our Sweet D is putting on a sweet musical.(I couldn’t help saying it like that. I’m sorry.) At one point he also seemed to be doing an album of children’s songs but I think that was scrapped. It’s called “How We Do” which I love because it’s very Howie. (His independent label for his solo album was HowieDoIt records. NEVER EVER CHANGE HOWIE.) According to Broadway World, the musical is about a “biracial teen finding his place and acceptance in the awkward halls of middle school as he and his new-found friends embark on a journey through musical genres,” based on Howie’s own experiences. Makes me wonder if any characters are based on the Boys. Probably. Half the fun will be seeing who is who I bet.
I’ll update this when we have more details but also follow @HowieDsWorld for everything related to Howie! Melly is the best when it comes to updates on anything involving him. I’m actually really excited about this musical and I hope we find out more ASAP!
Update March 20th
Looks like the children’s album is what the play evolved from. Melly posted a great interview with one of the people Howie’s been working with for How We Do.
Howie was interested in making an album for kids and, given Tor’s credibility in that area which also includes a Grammy nomination, Howie approached Tor about the idea. Tor brought Lisa in and the three met to discuss the project. Since Howie didn’t have any particular songs in mind, we all decided we would write an original album, based primarily on what Howie went through as a kid. The first few sessions were largely just talking about Howie’s childhood and identifying themes that could be used to write songs. Given Howie’s mixed race, it just made sense to write an album about a kid who in search of his true identity and that’s when How We Do was born.
The full interview can be found here!
Update June 30th
Here’s a video I took from Fanboy Expo of Howie talking about his original children’s album and how it turned into the project for the musical.
Looks like the musical will be doing a run in 2020! Find out more at torandlisa.com
Nick said at his Sail Away Event that he’s going to be opening a bar in Key West! Don’t know about you but that’ll be added to my bucket-list of places to go to. I mean…obviously it has to, right?
Nick’s Solo Album
I debated putting this last bit in is cause it’s not much information. I decided this is worth mentioning cause of the way Nick churns out albums. Okay, and because I really would love more new music. I’m willing it into reality – a 2018 Nick solo album. As of November, Nick was toying with the idea of doing a solo album. I wish I’d thought to ask him in February if he still was. I’m kicking myself for it. He could be. So I’m putting this in there with the extremely high hopes that he’s working on new music. If he is and we learn something, I’ll update. And I hope that’s soon.
Wishing we’d hear about solo music worked! LOL. Nick’s saying he’s almost done already.
I’ll keep updating as I’m sure there’s more to come!
Solo? Group? We’ll Take It All!
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