One song that's locked is "Til I Find You," which Mahone says "has a real EDM kind of Backstreet Boys feel. The beat hits really hard. It's got some futuristic sounds in there, so it's gonna take you on a journey if you listen to it."
Mahone says The Secret, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in May and features the Pitbull collaboration "Mmm Yeah," offers a hint at what he has coming but shouldn't be considered definitive.
"The Secret was kind of like a little side project, basically," he explains. "I was putting it out just to get some more material out there, 'cause I just had a few songs out at the time. I wanted to get more music out, and the style I was going for was more of that NSYNC, Backstreet Boys vibe, 'cause I knew a lot of the older girls like that, so I wanted to get some older fans as well. So I just put that out there for everyone and I definitely get a lot more people who have tweeted me and Facebooked me saying, 'I've become an Austin Mahone fan now. I see he's trying new styles and new things.'"
Mahone hopes to "move into other aspects of music" in the future, perhaps including producing, and adds that he "might get into a little acting, too. That would be pretty cool. I've been in a couple of TV shows already [‘Big Time Rush,' 'The Millers’], and whenever you shoot a music video you get to act. You're being filmed, so you've got to act like you're in love with a certain girl or whatever. I think that falls into the same thing as being on a TV show, so hopefully I'll do more of that, too."