In a year when Ashlee, Lindsay, and just about every other female celeb went from brunette/redhead to blonde, actor and singer Jesse McCartney has decided to work on his pop star image by going the other way. He's dyed his golden locks for an acting role in "Keith" and is also working on a new album with a grittier edge.
J-Mac says he wants to transition to a more mature image and to show the world that he is more than marketed product -- like some pop tarts. "I wanted to show people that there's a little bit more than lip-synching in the pop world because I think that's a common misconception right now," he said.
"There's a lot of junk out there, and it's kind of hard to justify a point when there's a lot of pop singers out now — without mentioning any names — who don't sing."
In a current interview with MTV.com, the "Beautiful Soul" singer says he's been writing tunes since summer and will begin recording in February: "Lyrically, it definitely will be discussing issues that I've dealt with in the last two or three years, whether it be fame, fortune, my travels or stuff that's happened in my personal life," Jesse said. "I was 15 when I recorded Beautiful Soul, so by the time this new record comes out — that was like four years ago — the material will certainly ... have a little bit older appeal."
Once he wraps filming "Keith" he'll be touring in January to do more promotions for "Beautiful Soul" which has just been released in Europe. After that, Jesse says, he's looking forward to moving on.
"You know, the first record is pretty much [stale]," he joked. "I've sang 'Beautiful Soul' like 9 million times."
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