"We have all sorts of different things on the record, but we like that," says frontman Ross Lynch.
In the wake of its Heart Made Up On You EP earlier this year, pop-rockers R5 are planning a spring 2015 release for their second full-length album, the follow-up to 2013's Louder. And frontman Ross Lynch promises that, like the EP, the album will be "a little departure" for the quintet that features two of his brothers and his sister.
"It's pretty much mixed and mastered already. We're just kind of waiting for it to come out," Lynch, who also co-stars in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally, tells Billboard. "Our whole thing is to keep growing and to grow as people and a band. We like to have a lot of variety on our records, it seems like, so we have a folky song and we have more like 'Easy Love' that are a lot more swung and soulful, and then we have a song that's more in-your-face and then we have a Beatles-esque track. We have all sorts of different things on the record, but we like that. It makes the shows more interesting when you go from track to track and it's all different."