Teen heartthrob band Mindless Behavior is bringing a new, more mature sound to their fans with their sophomore album, All Around the World. The first singles, “Keep Her On the Low” and the title track All Around the World, are blowing up the airways and the charts. ANDPOP recently caught up with Ray Ray from the group to talk about inspirations, album collaborations and more. Check out the highlights:
On musical inspirations growing up and for the album:
Growing up, I was inspired by a lot of people, but this album was a little bit different from the first album because it was inspired by our own experiences. From touring, we matured and experienced a lot so we wanted to share that with the fans. It was more about real life concepts.
On album collaborations:
I was with Prodigy in Las Vegas for my little sister’s birthday and I remember him saying he wanted a person with a lot of energy for “Lean (Lose It)” and Soulja Boy was great overall for that record and I’m glad he hopped on it. And then “Pretty Girl” with Jacob Latimore and Lil Twist; Jacob Latimore’s our bro and gone on multiple tours with us. He’s a great vocalist so we thought he would be great for a collaboration on the album. And Lil Twist, he’s also our bro as well. I’m always with Lil Twist and he was always like, “Bro, I gotta get on something with you guys. You gotta make that happen.” So that was just a great track for him to get on.
On how he winds down:
You know a lot of people think it’s really hard to wind down but it’s really easy. At the end of the day, it’s all about treating people the way you want to be treated that’s how you remain humble and at the end of the day you gotta be yourself. On my free time I like to draw portraits all the time, shop, and just hang out with my friends.
On favorite song from the new album:
I love “Band-Aid” and “Your Favorite Song,” those for me are personal. I really love those records.
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Wearing a blue-hued checkered dress, the pop princess performed her usual Bollywood-themed number with her back-up dancers who were similarly dressed in blue outfits. This time, she was noticeably more vibrant compared to past renditions, hot on heels of her recent rekindled romance with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, pop superstar Justin Bieber.
Getting the packed crowd all excited too was pop/hip-hop boyband Mindless Behavior who performed their hit single “All Around the World”, the second track off their sophomore album of the same title. Dressed in their pristine white suit & tie ensemble, the quartet of Prodigy (II), Princeton, Ray Ray and Roc Royal showed off their trademark R ‘n’ B/pop fusion and tight choreography combo to the delight of the screaming fans
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