Returning to country music, Carter, who also recently launched her first NFT, said the genre is unique because it “happens to be where I think a lot of pure music still exists.” He noted that some older songs — “Playing Games,” “As Long As You Love Me,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “I Want It That Way,” and others — rely heavily on guitar, well-written lyrics and other elements. often considered a staple of country music. “Sometimes people think of our big bangers, but don’t realize that the meat and the potatoes are really from real songs that were written for us and that we also wrote. So I tend to go back to that place, and the song itself ‘Easy’, I think, wanted to go in that direction. … We were also able to put a little bit of R&B into it,” Carter said. “So this fusion of a little bit of country , a bit of R&B, very progressive, I think she just lent herself to the song. It’s like that.
“I wrote this song as a dedication (to my family)…People gravitate towards it and want to hear more. I’m definitely recording and writing right now. I could talk about it forever because at the end of the day, I’m really, really happy (with) the direction it’s going… I’m excited to see what people think about it.
Amid songwriting, Carter also prepares to hit the road with the rest of the Backstreet Boys – Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson – on the “DNA World Tour”. During the two-year hiatus, Carter “had a lot of time to reflect on what it means to me to be an artist”. Now a father, Carter has reassessed his purpose and “realized how important” his job is. He said: “We come from a particular, specific time in people’s lives where you can look back, listen to those songs that we had, or you went to a show and it’s hopefully nostalgic, it will make you smile. For us to get back on the road with the state of the world, the craziness of the world right now, entertainment is so needed and people are craving to hang out, socialize, just be together, party. Music is a very powerful thing to bring people together. I just can’t wait to get back on the road, do my job and give people two hours of peace… while we play for them. I think our work is extremely important right now moving forward.
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