The official track listing of New Kids On The Block's comeback album "The Block" has been unleashed. From the list, it can be seen that the revived '80s pop group have collaborated with several current musicians such as The Pussycat Dolls, Lady GaGa, Ne-Yo and Akon as well as with a group of their generation, New Edition. This at the same time put down rumors that Michael Jackson and Madonna will be included in the album.
Ne-Yo in particular takes the honor to be the collaborator of the second single, aptly titled "Single". "Ne-Yo is one of the most sought-after songwriters, so we were really pleased he wanted to be on the track as an artist too," said Joey McIntyre. The song has been added to iMeem in late July and will be available on iTunes on August 12. "Single" is preceded by "Summertime" that was released in May.
The band members also share some their personal thoughts for other fresh tracks in "The Block". On the first track "Click, Click, Click", Donnie Wahlberg revealed the inspiration source saying "That track really was the perfect storm. I was in such a bad place last summer as my marriage was breaking up and I heard that song and it inspired me. It felt perfect and gave me the incentive to go in another direction." Meanwhile, McIntyre also gave hints on "Grown Man", saying "The PCD track is a Teddy Riley song and has some great vocals. It has a really cool vibe."
"The Block" will be released on September 2 and followed by a North American tour which first date is September 18 in Toronto, Ontario. Speaking on the possibility of how long the reunion will last, Wahlberg hinted, "When we walk away from this, this time we're going to be in our forties. There'll be no comeback after that. We won't be able to regret anything but be able to feel good about reforming and make an album we feel really good about."
Official Track Listing of "The Block":