NICK CARTER : I'M TAKING OFF TOUR with THE MIDI MAFIA and GUINEVERE at the Crofoot Ballroom

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2012
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Nick Carter is taking off, both literally and figuratively, with his appropriately titled new album I’m Taking Off.

The album’s title is representative of Nick’s philosophy. “I felt like this was my moment. I’m rising to the occasion and taking off,” he says with conviction.

The album, according to Nick, who co-wrote every song on the record, is diverse. “It has songs about love, happiness, the sad parts of love—it’s got some dance tracks on it. You can play it for your loved one or you can play it in the club”...or both at once, in the case of first single. With “Love Can’t Wait” - co-written with Canadian pop star Shawn Desman - Carter has fashioned an adrenalized club-banger that’s half synth-laden R&B, and half classic house, with a triumphant message of love wedged somewhere in between.

The album’s title track tells quite the opposite story. “The song is about a relationship and how this guy is having a realization about the person he’s with and so he wants to leave,” Nick explains.

While the album includes an impressive array of writers, it was important to Nick that he be part of the process. “I wanted to make sure my input was in there and that all of me was in those songs,” he says.

The album’s producers include some notable names that reinforce its diversity: Muckala (Backstreet Boys), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Brent Kutzle (OneRepublic), Noel Zancanella (Rashaan Ahmad), Carl Falk (Gavin DeGraw), Rami (Celine Dion), Matthew Gerrard (Jesse McCartney) and MIDI Mafia (50 Cent).

That the album—his second as a solo artist after his enormous successes with Backstreet Boys—includes such an impressive roster of producers is not by chance. “I’m very picky of who I work with,” says Nick. “I look at a producer as a coach. If they can’t pull the best out of you, then you might not go to that championship game.”

The album is a labor of love. “Nothing great is ever easy,” Nick says. “You have to work for it.”



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