Former BTR member, current heartthrob, James Maslow is hitting the ground running this Spring with a BELLA Magazine cover and a brand new single called “Love U Sober.” The new track is an upbeat, euphoric track about James’ life and past relationships and his struggle with differentiating between love and lust.
When asked about what the new music, James said, “A large portion of the music I’m going to put out is influenced by my past relationships. ‘Love U Sober’ acknowledges the fact that I was in a relationship with someone and we had so much fun, but after many months, I began to question it. The sad part was the connection wasn’t as real as I thought; it was masked by the emotion of partying. Saying I want to love you sober might be more literal than people realize.”
James is also the cover star of BELLA Magazine’s latest issue which is now available in Barnes&Noble nationwide. The cover story features an indepth tell-all about his new music, inspirations, and what fans can expect from him in 2019. He just wrapped filming on “Wolfhound,” a WWII action film, as well as “My Boyfriend’s Meds” starring alongside Jaime Camil, Sandra Echeverria, Jason Alexander and Brooke Shields, slated for release August, 30th, 2019.
Watch the lyric video for James Maslow’s latest single, “Love U Sober” below!
Z100 just dropped the best news ever! The lineup for this year’s 2017 Jingle Ball Coca-Cola All Access Lounge is STACKED! The free event always hosts the brightest rising stars that are sure to have the biggest careers in the coming year. The Jingle Ball Pre-Show has launched artists like Jordan Fisher, Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Hey Violet, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, DNCE, Jessie J, Rita Ora, and even Hailee Steinfeld! This year is no different. We expect to be hearing A LOT from all of these performers and we can’t wait!
The Z100 All-Access Lounge is free for all ages and takes place during the day and leads right into the main stage Jingle Ball show. There are tons of free giveaways and performances, chances to meet your favorite main stage artists and even tickets to this years SOLD OUT Jingle Ball courtesy of Z100!
Z100 Jingle Ball All Access Lounge 2017
December 8th 2018
12noon – 6pm More Info
iHeartRadio and Macy’s are partnering up once more to bring you the latest and greatest from music’s brightest rising stars! This competition is all about showcasing new and emerging talent and the fans get to vote on who has the honor of opening the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Make sure you vote for your favorite artist throughout the competition and make your voice heard in picking the next big star!
Past winners include Los 5, Christina Grimmie (RIP), and Before You Exit. Check out all of this years Top 10 artists and be sure to tweet and hashtag for a chance to win a trip to the iHeartRadio Music Festival and see the winner open the show!
It’s been a while since we did a Friday Five but we’re bringing it back!! Each week, new music is released on Fridays and gets our weekend off to an awesome start. It’s hard to sift through all of the new tracks if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Sometimes we let the Youtube shuffle do it’s thing and lead us in new places we never ventured before. Other times we take cues from our current favorite bands and see who they’re playing shows with or what they’re listening to. This week, let us help you find your new favorite artist to elevate your weekend to the next level! Check out our Friday Five New Artists To Watch!
Chase Atlantic – “Into It”
Chase Atlantic just released their new video for “Into It” on Snapchat which is great because that’s where we spend most of our social media time anyway. Genius idea, awesome band, perfect song.
Citizen Four – “Testify”
They sing in 4 part harmony, have luscious hair, cool boy style, and they dance. What more do you want in a boy band?! Watch C4’s lyric video for “Testify” and you’ll be a fan before it’s over.
James Maslow – “How I Like It”
Okay, so he’s not “NEW” but as a solo artist he is brand new! James Maslow, from BTR, just released his first solo album and it’s SO GOOD SO GOOD!! “How I Like It” is the first single and that’s how we like it.
Seaway – “Slam”
Whether you saw Seaway opening for Real Friends with Moose Blood or you’re catching them on the upcoming Simple Plan tour, these Canadians bring back everything we loved about late 90s/early 00s pop punk. Every song from these guys gets us jumping and screaming “EVERYTHING IS COOL MAN!”
As It Is – “Hey Rachel”
Patty Walters poured his heart and soul into the latest As It Is record and his raw honesty on the song “Hey Rachel” is showing us that it’s okay to be well…just, Okay. Even when you don’t think you’re fine, you’ll always have your family to lean on.
You might know him as 1/4th of Big Time Rush, but Logan Henderson is stepping away from his boyband past and into the dark shadows of what he calls “grungy pop” music with his first solo single called “Sleepwalker.” AND WE ARE SO HERE FOR THIS! It sounds like a natural evolution of BTR’s sound (Logan co-wrote many of their songs!) with a more mature, unique twist on things. He teamed up with producer RAS who worked with BTR in the past as well as some well known artists like Avicii and Waka Flocka Flame.
“It’s about a guy who’s stuck in this Inception type of dream with this woman, and he’s reliving a lot of things,” Logan says about his new single. He said not to expect this same sound for the rest of his music but we would be TOTALLY be okay if this sound stayed with Logan!
We just want to fangirl cry because James Maslow just released his new single, “Cry!” It’s been a minute since James has released solo music, and we’re so excited to have more! James has been busy working on his first solo album, which is due out later this year. He’ll be touring Europe in the Spring and we hope the US is next! Listen to “Cry” below.
It’s been a long time coming and we’ve honestly missed hearing former Big Time Rush member James Maslow singing to us but he’s ready to jump start 2017 with a bang! James promises us this is just the beginning so fingers crossed for a US tour in 2017 as well.
Between auditions, and filming a new movie called “Bachelor Lions” with Mitchel Musso, James Maslow has been hard at work on new music! We can’t wait to hear what he’s got in store for his fans. Check out the European tour dates below. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now so be sure to grab those before the shows sell out!
James Maslow European Tour 2017
March 8th – TBA – Paris, FR – Coming Soon
March 10th – Gloria – Cologne, DE – Buy Tickets
March 12th – Gruenspan – Hamburg, DE – Buy Tickets
March 13th – Columbia Theatre – Berlin, DE – Buy Tickets
March 14th – Technikum – Munich, DE – Buy Tickets
March 16th – TBA – Milan, IT – Coming Soon
March 17th – Papiersaal – Zurich, CH – Buy Tickets
March 19th – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora – Utrecht, NL – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – Dingwalls – London, UK – Buy Tickets
March 24th – O2 Institute3 – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets
March 26th – Manchester Academy 3 – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
March 27th – The O2 ABC2 Glasgow – Glasgow, UK – Buy Tickets
Watch James Maslow’s acoustic video for “Lies” now.
Grab a copy of “Lies (acoustic)” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!
James Maslow has been hard at work in the studio recording solo music and he just released a brand new song on his Soundcloud called “Circles.” The new track comes just before James’ scheduled concert at the inaugural StreamCon in New York City. James’s electronic sound is a step up from his BTR past and we can’t wait to hear more music from JD Mazz. Listen to “Circles” below!
James Maslow has taken the first step into the music world as a solo artist with a brand new single, “Lies” which he performed live for the first time at VidCon in Los Angeles. He’s been busy in the studio writing songs for what we hope to be his debut solo album! We can’t wait! James, may we suggest the album cover and name as “Breakout Dreams?” Although that really was too much cloud.
Listen to the single on James’ SoundCloud and watch James perform the song for the first time below! We hope he’ll incorporate some choreography into his future performances, as well all know the man can DANCE.
James will also be performing at the Stream Con in NYC! Get all the info HERE.
It’s boyband week over at Billboard.com, AKA the greatest thing ever. Every week should be boyband week. In honor of the occasion, Billboard staffers held a fantasy boyband draft, assembling their dream teams. For this week’s Friday Five, we decided to get in on the fun and do our own boyband draft and create 2 super boybands: J5 and *Big Time Boys on the Block°. The only rules were that you can’t pick 2 members from the same band. Check out our picks and vote for your favorite!
Team A: J5 (JC, Joey, James, Jeff and Jesse)
One of the greatest male vocalists, ever. He can still hit ALL the notes, and he hasn’t aged a day since “Bye Bye Bye.”
Just watch this performance from The Main Event Tour, and you’ll know why Joey is the MVP of any boyband. Those vocals. Those moves. Those abs.
We knew James was a national treasure during Big Time Rush’s run, but he further proved it in his run to the final 3 of “Dancing With The Stars.” Enjoy.
Jeff has had the most uh, interesting post-boyband career. He brings the moves for sure. Fun fact we somehow just discovered: He was part of a “man band” on VH1 called “Sureshot” with Chris Kirkpatrick, Rich Cronin and Bryan Abrams in 2007.
The most underrated former boyband member (Dreamstreet!). His last single, “Punch Drunk Recreation,” and the accompanying video (where J Mac basically leads his own boyband) have not gotten nearly enough love.
Team B: *Big Time Boys on the Block°
Nick has had his struggles in the past but he overcame them and continues to BRING IT every night on stage giving 110% during every show. He also likes to make up his own moves on stage which is always A+ in my book.
Do you watch NKOTV every week on A&E? NO?? You should. It’s the greatest night for television and you’ll see why Donnie Wahlberg is my top pick for boyband. He knows how to treat the fans, he’s great to his wife (secret fangirl: Jenny McCarthy) and his family. Plus – watch this video for further proof of A+ boybanding.
Another former boyband member who has a TV show about his own restaurant (“Raising The Bar” on A&E every Wednesday night.) Let’s face it, Nick Lachey was the best looking member of 98* and he’s been the most successful – aside from Jeff Timmons’ stripper revue.
Kendall has seamlessly transitioned into boyband member to acoustic singer-songwriter while not alienating any fans from either end of the spectrum. He’s got a good voice, and whether he wants to admit it or not – this boy can DANCE! Plus, he’s got great hair.
He appeared on Hannah Montana, dancing with the stars, various food critic reality shows, and he’s still the most underrated member of *N SYNC. Let’s not forget that Joey was also in “On The Line” with Lance.