BSCkids recently got the amazing opportunity to interview Backstreet Boy, Howie D (full name Howard Dwaine Dorough)as he prepares to release his solo album. He spoke with us about the reunion with BSB and his plans for the future.
A star with as much talent as Backstreet Boy, Howie D, needs no introduction. Hot off the heels of the NKOTBSB tour that rocked stages across America, Howie D prepares to release his new solo album, Back To Me. His first single, “100” has also been released with a music video you can see below.
BSCkids: Howie D
First I wanted to say that I am a huge fan! So thank so much for this interview! So, you just finished your tour with NKOTB, how did that go?
The tour went amazing. It was so much fun working with NKOTB. They are a true class act and I hope to be doing a lot more work with them in the future.
Did you enjoy getting together with the BSB again?
I always enjoy working with my BSB brothers. We are like family and have been blessed with an amazing journey going 18 years strong.
How long have you wanted to put out a solo album?
I have always dreamed of doing a solo record since I was a little boy. After much request of our BSB fans I finally started working on it 5 years ago and proud to have it finally done.
What is your inspiration for the songs on the new album?
This album is a true representation of where I am in my life right now. I am really blessed to have a lot of positive energy around my and a lot of good things happening in my life right now that I created an album that reflects that energy. I have a lot of great pop/euro dance songs that make you wanna get up and have fun with life.
I really enjoyed your first single, “100” why did you choose that to be your first single?
I felt it was a great first song out of the box for me venturing out there for the first time as a solo artist. It’s a really good energetic song for the summer and the message behind it is totally me, giving 100 to everything I do.
Do you know what your next single will be?
We have a couple of choices but nothing has been finalized yet.
Are you going on a solo tour anytime soon?
I hope to be touring my CD as much as possible during the BSB downtime. There’s been some talk as early as November but if not definitely after the first of next year.
You did a little bit of acting before, are you going to do anymore in the future?
I love acting and hope to do a lot more of it in the future. I eventually would love my acting career to become as big as my singing career has been, god willing.
Is there anyone you want to work with on collaboration?
There are so many great talented people out there to work with it’s hard to just pick one. I did have the pleasure to work with Jon Secada on my first solo CD and that was a dream come true, as I am a huge fan of his work.
Just curious, are there any movies releasing soon that you are super excited about?
I unfortunately don’t have much time to get out to the movies now a days. Most of my catching up on films is on long overseas plane rides. Now a days my son’s cartoon movies is what I see the most. He loves the movie “Cars” and now so have I. lol
Are there any new album releases from any artists that you are looking forward to?
I looking forward to getting back into the studio with BSB and making our next big album, as all I do is pretty much eat and sleep BSB. 😉
Any chance you will be performing in my hometown of Nashville anytime soon?
I hope to be back in Nashville soon. I always have great memories performing there. Last time we were there with NKOTBSB tour, I had the chance to say hi to Carrie Underwood and the lead singer of Rascal Flats backstage.