[ Jordan Knight ] New Kids on the Block’s Knight: Band Has ‘Gone Back Home On This Album’

“We were like, ‘Let’s just give the fans what they want, and put a twist on it,'” Jordan Knight tells Billboard about new album “10.”

The last time New Kids on the Block released an album was in 2008, and the late 80s/early 90s superstars’ first comeback LP was not entirely their own. “The Block,” which followed a 14-year hiatus for the vocal group responsible for hits like “Hangin’ Tough” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” was stuffed with collaborations, including guest appearances by Ne-Yo, Timbaland, New Edition, Akon, the Pussycat Dolls and a then-little-known Lady Gaga.

“The Block” has sold an impressive 332,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but follow-up “10,” released through Kobalt on Tuesday (Apr. 2), finds NKOTB singing with a singular vision — that is, with nary a vocal collaborator on the entire LP. For Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg, the first NKOTB album with all the members firmly in their 40s is a delightfully close-knit showcase.

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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