BELLUS MAGAZINE (BM): How I Like It’ is your debut album. What inspired you to record a solo album?
JAMES MASLOW (JM): I’ve always wanted to create my own music. Hell, I was writing my own music well before BTR, but it was only after the many years of that craziness and then a couple to myself to travel and experience life, that I felt I had enough to talk about.
BM: How did you come about titling the album?
JM: Even though the title track brings far more depth and sexuality to the words “How I Like It”, the title is pretty self explanatory. As a solo artist creating my own music and art, I finally get to do things how I like.
BM: How I Like It’ has received a lot of positive feedback. How would you describe the feel of the album?
JM: It’s pop music, but each song has it’s own flare and thus feels a little different that the last. Some songs like “Addicted” are pop with electronic influences and others like “You’re The One” are still technically pop but from a much softer and more acoustic approach. I wanted to create an album that flowed together socially from start to finish, but that had a diverse mix of sound and feel.
BM: What is the song ‘Who Knows’ about?
JM: Who Knows is about a relationship that I let run on for too long. I was in love and it blinded me to so many things…but once I was able to step away from it I also learned so much about myself. What I liked and even more important, what I didn’t. What I won’t repeat again.
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