-Jesse McCartney recently spoke to MTV.com about his musical style, breaking away from his “boy band” status and acting. He’s been receiving a lot of comparisons to Justin Timberlake.
“The comparison alone is pretty cool,” he told MTV News. “Like Justin, as I’m getting older, I’m learning more and more about music and learning where I fit as far as style. … Growing up, I listened to R&B music. I listened to a lot of Michael [Jackson] and Aretha [Franklin] and [Ray] Charles. As you get older, it does come across in your music.”
He also said he’d love to get in the studio with artists like Rihanna, Chris Brown and Michael Jackson in the near future. “Whenever I have time, I try to get in the studio and write, whether it’s for me or other artists or my catalog of music. It’s definitely one of my favorite parts of the music industry. I know a lot of people who are writing and producing Michael Jackson’s new album. That would be a dream come true. … There’s talk of maybe working with Ludacris. We’ll see.”
Regardless of what his next project is, McCartney has one goal: to keep people guessing. “I want to keep everyone curious,” he said. “I’m always going to throw curveballs out there.”
Read the full interview HERE.