Jesse McCartney Will Let Fans 'Have It All' in January 2011
Pop singer Jesse McCartney will follow 2008's "Departure" with "Have It All," his fourth full-length set for a January 2011 release on Hollywood Records. The singer worked with "Departure" producer Sean Garrett, Kevin Rudolf and Young Money rapper Tyga on the album, which was previewed with the release of first single "Shake" last month.
"It's full of sexy, four-on-the-floor beats with big pop melodies... but yet again, some rhythmic, R&B stuff that's pushing the envelope a little bit more for me as an artist," McCartney tells Billboard.com. "I wanted to make sure that there were no boundaries. I'm 23, and I wanted to make sure there was nothing boxing me in musically or content-wise."
McCartney spent a year working on the 11-track album with a variety of writers and producers, including Garrett, Rudolf and "a bunch of new guys from Dr. Luke's camp" like Ammo and J. Cash. The singer will perform the Ammo-produced "Shake" on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" on Tuesday (Oct. 19).
After co-penning Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" as well as songs for Jordin Sparks and Toni Braxton, McCartney says that he is spending "a lot of time in the studio writing for other artists" with Rudolf and J. Cash while preparing for the release of "Have It All." Although McCartney did not confirm the rumor that he is writing songs for Justin Bieber's next album, he says that "I've been writing for a lot of big artists in the last couple months, and it's everything that you dream of as an artist... to be taken seriously as a writer, not just as a singer."
Released in May 2008, "Departure" peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and featured the Hot 100 top 10 single "Leavin'." "Shake" debuted at No. 90 on the Hot 100 earlier this month.
Here is the track listing for "Have It All":
2. One Night
3. The Writer
4. Club Hop
5. I Think She Likes Me
6. Tonight Is Your Night
7. I Don't Normally Do This (featuring Tyga)
9. Have It All
10. Mrs. Mistake
11. Seasons (My Love Will Never Change)