FILE PHOTO: Singer Aaron Carter poses on the red carpet at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo RC164BD8E5F0
As Aaron Carter, the beginning of the millennium, singer known for hits like “Aaron’s y” and “That’s How I beat Shaq,” gears up to the release of his first album in 15 years, the renewed artist, who had a controversial past, is ready to re-invent themselves.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve released any music, so I feel excited and ready,” Carter told Fox News.
Carter said that he will be ready in 2018 with new music and a new outlook on life. The singer’s first album in more than a decade is the result of the hard work that followed difficult times.
The 30-year-old singer has made headlines in the past few years, rumors about drug use and his public ups-and-downs. He openly battle with his health, the approval in 2017 that he is close to 115 pounds due to malnutrition, he said was caused by a past trauma. In December, the singer, who said that he was suffering from a serious eating disorder and PTSD, checked himself into a rehabilitation center after a series of cascading events in the life tormented him in a time.
He appeared on the show “The Doctors” in September and was told by professionals the mix of drugs can lead to a fatal accident.
“Life, it was pretty difficult,” he told Us Weekly last year. “I went with a lot of trauma, a lot of loss, a lot of loneliness. I felt like I needed to get away.”
After a while in a rehab in Malibu and a 45-pound weight gain, Carter, who once said that he did not know whether he would be at the age of 30 years, has a much better outlook of the crucial age. With his life changed in a new direction, the singer announced that he is looking forward to a year with a lot less road bumps.
“No challenges, hopefully, but I mean, if there is a challenge, I mean, I’m also for,” Carter said. “I am in a good place emotionally and mentally, so those are really good things found sometime to focus on myself, mind, body, and soul, you know? Got all my stuff together and got my artillery ready for 2018.”
The singer said that he is focused on the reconstruction and the rebranding of his image, which comes with new and different philosophies of life.
In a 2016 interview with GQ, Carter discussed in a tweet he wrote in which he referred to himself as a Trump supporter. But the singer says that his political views have changed since that time in his life.
“I’m actually not in favour of a Trumpet, I have on record several times to say. I tweeted that a few years ago – a few years ago? And you know it was my fans were quick to enlighten me on why I am not a supporter.”
Carter said that he’s not looking to go on which days, in the hope that his upcoming album may help introduce fans to a new “Aaron.”
“…When I am performing I will I will do throwback songs, but I don’t really go down that road,” he explained. “I would like to focus more on the now and where I am now and where I am now and what I want to sing. So, you know – it has changed. It is no different [than] grow up, you know you grow and you have changed, such as my music.”
Carter opened up about his new album, “Love”, that he got the chance to co-produce and write.
“The new EP is something that I am very proud of,” he told us. “I feel really connected with it.”
The “Don’t Say Goodbye” singer explained that his new album is inspired by his personal relationships, and more “real” than anything he has done.
“You know with this generation, there is a lot of music always coming out, so you’ve just got to stay on top of your game,” he said. “It is a content game and you know just have to keep pushing content, and never stop. There is a lot of talented people still, but I don’t really view it as a competition with everyone, it is a kind of golf – you play for yourself.”
Carter, who has dealt with fame inconsistencies for the most part of his career, said he looks forward to a successful and productive year.
“I am happy, very healthy. I am looking forward to this year because I get back on tour – see all my fans on the East Coast, doing a lot of gigs on the East Coast.”
Last year, the singer came out as bisexual, but stated that his sexual orientation “does not play a factor in his new album.
In fact, the album is the production, the artist had two separate relationships with the two women that he said helped influence on his work. But since the completion of “Love,” the singer declared that he is no longer in a relationship.
“I’m moved out of those relationships and the music was very relative to me at the current time.”
But Carter said what he wants fans to take away from his new music is more than just his current relationship status.
“I’m a person just like them, I go through pain and heart hurt just as many people in this world go by, so that’s pretty much what I’ve written about and the content that I wanted and there was what I am going through in my relationships, so I am pretty excited to see the reactions of people when I the album,” the artist said.
Carter said that his main focus now is on improving themselves.
“I’m just focusing on myself right now, a lot of self-love and self-care,” Carter said. “Touring and the introduction of the new music for everyone – that is the goal for 2018.”
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