James Maslow: I appreciate the fans’ concerns, and I’ve been pretty open about my relationship, but I’ve got to tell you that this industry is kind of crazy.
There is very little left to the imagination, very little of my personal life left, so right now, I can tell you that I’m happy.
I’m looking at something a little more mature, a little more my age, but not necessarily too dark. Melissa Parker (): Are you also writing songs for a solo project? That’s exciting for me to help other artists become more successful and be able to write music for them as well. James Maslow: The last one was almost gearing toward electronics and what we perceived radio to be at the time where this one is much more organic.
I keep some of my favorites for myself, but otherwise, I write for other artists. For this one, we really didn’t have any restrictions for sound. It’s age appropriate, though, not too sexual because we had to remember our audiences, but you can still write a great pop song with a positive message.
Melissa Parker (): What started the regular photo postings on Twitter about your dog Fox?
James Maslow: I always post regular pictures of my life, my habits, whatever it may be, but I didn’t have anything consistent.
That goes with my friends and family also that understand my work is my priority, and that’s going to be the case until I some of the goals you’d like to reach before you are 30?I think it’s a very accurate reflection of how we perceive our jobs in real life. I think they were more unique five, ten, fifteen years ago and not that there’s anything wrong with them right now, but it’s almost like the ): Have you and the guys become closer after spending so much time together over the last few years?We just make the best of every situation, and we have fun at the end of the day. James Maslow: The boys and I have always been incredibly close.It doesn’t have to be so four-on-the-floor and the same thing each time. I’d love to do another film with the band, but nothing is set in stone.This album is much more diverse, and it feels much more genuine because the majority was written by the band whether individually or all four of us together. I think we really have honed our skills as writers individually, and we have some of our best songs on the album. We’re just in the middle of our fourth season and just beginning preparations for the tour, so once we get on the road for discussions on the next project whether it will be another season or a movie, it will begin to happen then.Being on the stage in front of as little as 200 or as much as 75,000 people, we’ve performed, played and done this BTR project and the rollercoaster it has been, together. As upset as you might get at one another sometimes, and that’s inevitable, you get over it pretty quickly because you understand that the other guy is working just as hard as you are. There’s nothing set in stone, but of course, I’m starting to plan for my future and look at what might come after .If we don’t do another season, then the end of this summer gives me the opportunity to start looking for other projects.James Maslow: My career needs to be in a place of my dreams so to speak.I need to be doing several films a year and writing music for myself and writing music for other artists.They wanted more photos of my dog after that first picture of him and kept asking for them, so I figured I’d just make it a weekly thing so they would know when to expect something instead of just asking for pictures a thousand times a day (laughs).Melissa Parker (dog in the world, and he goes with me almost everywhere I go. Fox rarely spends time at a kennel of by himself at the house.