We “want you back”, JC.
Chris Kirkpatrick’s heart pounds over his good friend and *NSYNC bandmate JC Chasez’s reluctance to release new music.
“I don’t know what the hesitation is,” Kirkpatrick, 50, tells Vidak For Congress exclusively.
“I don’t know if he had a bad taste in his mouth from his first record or something, but I know there’s a bad taste in his mouth from something, and he just won’t put it out no matter what.”
After the boy band went off indefinitely in 2002, Chasez released his first and only solo album, “Schizophrenic” in 2004.
The record reached number 17 on the Billboard 200 in its first week on the chart, but then dropped 65 positions to number 82 in its second week.
Chasez, now 46, has never released a second solo album and nearly two decades later, social media users are still clamoring for his comeback.
“I just want to live in a world where jc chasez is the global icon he should be,” a fan tweeted in Sept.
Podcaster Danny Pellegrino, meanwhile, wrote on Twitter earlier this year, “❤️ I need a 👑JC comeback or at least a set of turtlenecks for Macy’s.”
Kirkpatrick tells us that Chasez is “aware” of the social media campaign urging him to release new music again, adding that he’s also trying to encourage his former bandmate.
“I beg him, I’d love to hear a record from him,” he says. “I would like to be [on it] … just put me on some backgrounds in your file, you know? But he’ll do it when he’s ready.”
However, Kirkpatrick notes that he has no plans to release solo music either.
“I think my time is up,” admits the father of one, adding that he now prefers to write for other artists. “We had a run in the band, and when the band goes out again, of course, you know, we’ll all sit down and talk about things that way.”
However, Kirkpatrick came back into the limelight last week, when he appeared in season 8 of ‘The Masked Singer’.
When asked which *NSYNC member he would nominate next to participate in the singing competition show, Kirkpatrick tells Vidak For Congress it would be an “easy” decision.
“That’s easy. JC Chasez,” he says. “JC has to be on this show, and I’ll probably get a text message later that says, ‘Dude, stop calling my name there.'”
Kirkpatrick adds, “When I get this question, the answer is simple. I’d love to hear him on it. I’m still, you know, 30 years of friendship, closer than a brother to him, and I still consider myself a fan of his.”