Having signed a new contract with RCA Records -- following the independent release of their previous album, In a World Like This -- McLean added that having “one captain as opposed to five,” has been a blessing and helped smooth the record-making journey.
While their recent Boy Band performance -- part of an architects’ medley which also featured Emma Bunton performing her Spice Girls hit, “Say You’ll Be There” -- reignited talk of a potential BSB-Spice Girls tour, the band reiterated there are no immediate plans to share a stage with Baby Spice again.
However, sharing the dance floor at a club would be a different matter -- if their paths cross again. The Boys recalled partying with the girl group over the years and even confessed to some secret old crushes on Bunton and her bandmates!
“I wasn’t crushing on them as much as Howie,” Carter dishes. “But they were all super cute and we were around each other a lot over in the U.K. There were so many parallels, and I like to say it was us, the Spice Girls and Hanson who really broke pop radio around that time, so there’s a bond that’s there, even though we haven’t spent a lot of time together. Now that I’ve done the show with Emma, she really knows who I am and I know who she is as a person now, and that’s really special.”