108 high quality photos of James rocking out at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball yesterday in Los Angeles have been added into the gallery. Be sure to head over and check them out.
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.
You can read the rest of this interview over at BellusMagazine.com.
I’ve added 6 gorgeous outtakes of James from a shoot he did in 2016 into the gallery. Be sure to check’em out, you won’t be disappointed.