The Wanted talk Justin Bieber, new music: 5 questions (Video)
Fans of The Wanted are glad they came to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California.
The English-Irish boy band has been hard at work since making their first splash in the US in with the hit single "Glad You Came," starring in the E! reality series "The Wanted Life" and releasing the track "Walks Like Rihanna," which is expected to be featured on their third album, due out in September. A new single, "We Own the Night," drops on Aug. 11.
During an interview with OTRC.com, The Wanted revealed which countries have the liveliest crowds, what fans can expect sonically from their new album and what it was like collaborating with pop superstar Justin Bieber in the recording studio.
Check out five highlights from The Wanted's interview.
1. What kind of differentiates concerts that you may play overseas, concerts that you have here, what's the biggest difference for you guys?
Nathan Sykes: "They sing with an accent, obviously, but you can really hear the difference. At one part during our set, they all sing, hopefully, and they all do it in like a really strong accent which is kind of cute."
2. Are you in shock at all whenever you see fans singing your lyrics?
Siva Kaneswaran: "Yeah definitely. I mean, every time you go on stage it's always a new experience and I don't think it will ever get old because everywhere is different, the crowd's different. And it also keeps us going, the fans keep us going too and also the music. It's great every time."
3. Favorite crowd that you've played to over the years?
Jay McGuiness: "I really like South America. I think they're really passionate and some parts of Europe are similar, like Spain and Italy, but I think South America just go wild. I mean, they're nothing on North America, obviously, we're not getting political here."
4. New album dropping in September. Is this going to be a different tune, a different sound than what we've heard in the past album?
Tom Parker: "A few of us had a couple of personal experiences last year. So I think it really shines through in the writing side of it, the real personal experiences really come through in the songs. You'll have to wait and see."
5. I also hear that you are collaborating with some other pop artist on this album, and I hear he's a nice lad, I think that's how you phrased it Max, Justin Bieber?
Max George: "Real cool. Obviously, he's a massive artist and it's always nice to work with people who have had so much success and yeah it was good. It was a nice, nice experience."
Jay McGuiness: "I think people iwll be surprised by how in the know he is. He just really understands the music. I think the press can sort of distract from that."
Watch videos of The Wanted's full interview with OTRC.com by clicking the image above. Also check out a list of the group's tour dates on the band's official website.
Reporting by Rachel Smith of the syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" ((check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television in Los Angeles.