(2/21) from Allstar: 'NSync took a few moments out of its busy partying schedule at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday (Feb. 20) to fill allstar in on the juicy details of the boys' third album.
"It's basically another step above what the last album was," says Joey Fatone amid gulps of a Jack Daniels and Coke. "We're taking it another notch and bringing some edge to it. Electronically, musically, vocally -- everything -- just taking it another level."
The group has polished off six songs in an Orlando, Fla. recording studio, including "Dirty Pop," "Game Over," "Gone," and "Celebrity," and are recording a few more in Los Angeles during GRAMMY week. In total, the plan is to nail down around 20 tracks from which to choose from for the final track listing.
Additionally, the boys have done a lot more of the writing this time around, according to Lance Bass. "We've written and produced all of it so far," reports Bass, somewhat unsurely. "I don't know if we want to write the whole thing."
So what's it all sound like? "We're into club mixes more and it's a little more urban with the ballads," describes Bass. "But other than that, we stayed with the same formula as No Strings Attached because it did so good. I think we finally found what we're good at."
'NSync will kick off a massive stadium tour in support of the as-yet-untitled album May 12 in Miami, on which many of the group's new tracks will be debuted. "We're gonna do a bunch of new ones, whichever ones stand out the most," says Fatone.
One word describes how this tour will differ from the group's No Strings Attached tour: Bigger. As if that's possible. "A lot bigger," says Fatone. "A lot of different special effects and gags. We're taking it above and beyond. It's pretty exciting. We've seen the drawing for the stage. Its pretty impressive."
'NSync's follow-up to the record-shattering No Strings Attached is due in June on Jive Records.