AJ McLean Premieres New Music Video for “Boy And A Man”
- AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys has unveiled a new music video for “All My Friends” directed by Rene Elizondo Jr.
Rob Crosby and former The Voice contestant Dave Fenley co-wrote the song. Both of the artists sent the song to AJ McLean, and he decided to record for his upcoming second solo album "Long Road".
“The first song [Finley] sent was ‘Boy and a Man’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing,'" AJ McLean said. "It’s just a beautiful love song and out of everything I had recorded, this grabbed me the most as a true country record. It turned out unbelievable.”
The video features young couple's life. It reminds us of MAX's music video for "Lights Down Low". Director Rene Elizondo, who helmed the video for AJ McLean’s previous single, “Night Visions".
“A week later, Rene came back with a made-up video from YouTube that he edited with ‘Boy and a Man’ over scenes from Up, which is one of my all-time favorite Pixar movies,” he said of the video. “So, we stayed with the concept of the young version of myself and Rochelle, teenage versions, then me as myself marrying my wife.”
- His new album "Long Road" is country music album. "I've been a fan of all types of music since I was a kid," AJ McLean explained. "My mom raised me on southern rock, country, anything from Three Dog Night, CCR, to Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks. I'm an overall fan of just music. But for me, one of the biggest things and biggest draws to go country is, country music tells stories. And I love the fact that in country music, it doesn't matter if it's a female artist, a group, a male artist, every song is so relatable to everyone. And, again, it tells stories. And, I wanted to tell my story."
- source : Billboard