BY MARKOS PAPADATOS
Jeff Timmons, best known as the founding member of the Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees, is back with a new single "That Girl.
The genuine musician took some time from his busy schedule to chat with me about his latest single, which marks his debut in the electronic dance music (EDM) genre. "I want the fans to keep an open mind and I hope they enjoy it. It's a fun song and it's something that I wanted to try. It sounds great and I was fortunate enough to write it with some great writers. It's a new direction for me and hopefully everybody will keep an open mind and give it a chance," he said. "A lot of people are getting us confused with the effect that is on the vocal, and think that it is auto-tune, but it is more of a Daft Punk and robotic effect on just the lead vocal, not the hook or the chorus."
He noted that he filmed the music video for the song, which is looking great. "The video has a pretty girl in it, and it is a dance song, so they are going to use a lot of ambiance, and it's just an interesting type of song. I am so excited about this genre, since I am so used to doing pop and R&B. I don't know what to expect. I'm like a little kid in a candy store. I can't wait to see what happens with it, since I am tapping into a new audience," he said.
Sunday, October 12, 2014