5 Minutes with B5 and how far they’ve come..
With boyish charm, killer dance moves, and sincere vocals the Breeding brothers (Patrick, Dustin, Bryan, Carnell and Kelly) are back and freshly signed to Motown/Universal and its safe to say they still got it. B5 was first introduced to us by Diddy underneath Bad Boy management back in 2005, gained success with singles “All I Do” and “You Got Me.” Their chart-topping singles has landed them tour dates alongside Chris Brown, Kanye West and Alicia Keys to name a few. After the group released their sophomore album “Don’t Talk Just Listen” they partied ways with Diddy. Often referred to as this generations’ Jackson 5, the boys are back and eager to get back to the music. Their new sultry single “Say Yes” has grown woman swooning, and yes their all legal. The group will open up for the Backstreet Boys Tour and we got a scoop of the action to discuss their celebrated comeback.
How has your music evolved since we last heard from you?
Its definitely grown as far as our vocals. The maturity level as well. In also our music is more universal now and a lot better. We’re singing about stuff that is relateable.
What topics are you guys singing about in your new music?
We're older so I feel like we are going to sing about what people our age are going through. Stuff that we're going through. Once again topics that relates to our maturity. We'll talk about love, having fun. Our music this time around is very much relatable.
There's five of you guys in a group.. How would you describe how your creative process works?
It really just depends on the song. When we write our own music, its just things that we write about. It basically just depends on the song because everybody's voice is a little different. So we just go with whoever we think fits that part the best. Whoever sounds the best on this part then that’s just what we go with. At the end of the day its got to be about the music and what sonically sounds the best. We use to argue about it. I don't think we argue over it much now. You know we handle it and a more mature way.
So dancing is a big part of B5. Who would you say are some of your dancing influences?
Everybody's whose dope. Michael Jackson of course. I'll choreographer RoRo, he's a choreographer that literally has done choreography for everybody. We love Aaliyah.
When it comes to appearance, shows, performances. Do you guys have specific individual styles?
The stylists we work with kind of filter to what we like. They'll look at photos of us through other photo shoots and be like ok he's the one that usually wears things around his neck and someone might be a little preppy or something. I wouldn't say its ever a set look, like you're the only one wearing jackets. Its all about how we feel in that certain outfit. At the end of the day as long as we look cohesively as a group.
Say Yes! Who wrote it? Where did the concept come from?
We did the record with Harmony in LA from BOE global? No particular experience for the concept of the song. It was just a great record. They actually came to us with the record, they played for us and we loved it. We felt like it was something we could really get into. We don't do records we feel like we don’t relate to. So any record we record has to have some sort of sense that we relate to and feel about it otherwise its not going to happen.
When can we look forward to the next album?
We should have the album out in 2014. That’s a maybe though, its not written yet. We're shooting for next year but we really don't know for sure. The fans really know a lot about us already. We love them and we're going to keep that feel good music coming. Thank you all for supporting us. We back and we not going no where, no more breaks.
Bonus Question: Who has a girlfriend?
We date, but no one has a girlfriend. We have girlfriends sometimes and sometimes we don't... we plead the fifth. lol