Former ‘N Sync member JC Chasez has cut ties with longtime label Jive Records, which released his lone solo album, 2004’s “Schizophrenic.” Its follow-up, tentatively titled “Kate,” was intended for release by Jive earlier this year but will now appear on a new label to be announced.
Of late, Chasez has worked as a songwriter on projects for Backstreet Boys, Sugababes and Leona Lewis, and has also written collaboratively with Richard Marx and Kara DioGuardi.
As for “Kate,” it is tipped to include collaborations with ‘N Sync mate Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Dallas Austin and Billy Steinberg. “It establishes a sound that is specific to me, a mash of all things,” Chasez told Billboard.com last year. “I hope it’ll be fresh for radio and listeners. In ’97 and ’98, pop ruled. But now hip-hop is the phenomenon and top 40 radio doesn’t play pop records anymore.”
On the big screen, look for Chasez in the upcoming independent film “Killer Movie,” as well as making guest spots on NBC’s “Las Vegas” and the CW’s “The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.”