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article imageJames Maslow talks One Night With The Stars, Jingle Ball pre-show Special

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 7, 2017 in Music
New York - James Maslow, formerly of the pop group Big Time Rush, sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about "One Night With the Stars," and the Jingle Ball Z100 pre-show on December 8.
On December 4, Maslow was a part of "One Night With The Stars" at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. "That was pretty damn cool," Maslow said. "It was great to work with some legends, and some really wonderful people."
This past September, Maslow opened the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, as a result of him winning Macy's 2017 iHeartRadio "Rising Star" competition. "The iHeartRadio Music Festival was great! It was literally 10 to 11 minutes, but we packed in as much as possible in those minutes. It was fun from acoustic playing piano to a full blown band," he said.
For Maslow, playing live in concert is a liberating experience. "There is more freedom, when it's live, and I thrive on that. Playing live is always fun," he said.
One of the most moving songs on his latest solo album is "Cry," which is in partnership with Mission Save Her. "That song is impactful and meaningful to me," he admitted. "I wanted to tell that story! Lyrically, it was sad, but we wanted to create the track to be more uplifting. To elicit the meaning of the lyrics, for the purpose of Mission Save Her, I wanted the music to match the lyrics. It is really cello, piano and a couple of strokes of guitar."
Regarding his future plans, Maslow said, "I'm going to be putting out a lot more music, and a lot more consistently too. I am excited to play the Jingle Ball Z100 pre-show on Friday, December 8 at Hammerstein Ballroom."
From his new album, Maslow listed the title cut "How I like It" as his personal favorite, especially when he plays it live on piano, in a slower fashion than the original recording. "I am having fun with that," he admitted.
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