The former boy banders recently revealed that certain tracks from their discography make them wince — and they’re all from their eponymous debut album, released in May 1997: “Riddle,” “Here We Go,” and “I Need Love.”
“Those ones were a little err… the rest we love,” Bass told PEOPLE at the Bilt Rewards’ 2023 Winter Holiday House Party in New York on Tuesday. “It wasn’t our style. We weren’t a techno group.”
Added Fatone, “It was basically the dance music that was in Europe at the time. We tried to do stuff in our vibe, but they wanted to do a little bit more dance. So they were three songs that we did that were more European.”
The American group, which also included Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, and Chris Kirkpatrick, released their debut album in Germany in 1997 before it made its way to the States one year later. They went on hiatus in 2002 before officially splitting up, but they reunited this fall for their first song together in two decades, “Better Place,” for Timberlake’s animated feature film Trolls Band Together.
To promote the single, the boy band reunited for a Hot Ones segment in September and also appeared at the movie’s Hollywood premiere last month.
Bass previously told EW that he and his bandmates “had so much fun” on the collaboration that he doesn’t think it’s their last project together. The comments came just a few days before the end of this year’s SAG-AFTRA strike. “Until the strike ends, we can’t really even figure out what is next, if there’s anything next,” Bass said. “Hopefully we’ll have a plan in place once this lifts and we’re able to get back to work.”
Source : Entertainment Weekly