Reporting Courtney E. Smith
The thing about boy bands is: they are expected to be experts in the arena of love. From New Kids on the Block to ‘NSYNC and to One Direction — fans expect their boy bands to sing love songs and know all the secrets to the female heart. Even if they’re not yet old enough to buy a lady a drink.
Mindless Behavior are covered with the label of love experts. Not only do they sing a great love song, including their hit singles “Valentine’s Girl” and “Mrs. Right,” but the press seems to constantly ask them to give romantic advice to their fans. The guys are game, though. In an interview with Radio.com, they admitted to being more than happy to take the challenge of being love gurus.
“I think that’s really cool, for me,” Ray Ray said. “I really like to adapt to the love life thing because I think it’s really important overall. I think it’s really dope.”
“I think it’s really interesting, because there’s not a lot of 16, 17 year old boys giving love advice to people all around the world,” Princeton said. “Usually people our age are in high school, going through those regular problems and not knowing what to do about it. And we’re out here, promoting the positive about it. It feels really good. We’re glad that we’re expressing it through an artistic way. We’re not just talking about it, we’re singing about it and performing through it.”
Sounds like Ray Ray has the soul of Romeo and Princeton has the soul of an artist. All the guys have romantic singers as role models they look up to though and they gave us the scoop.
“I think one artist — when this person do their records they make sure it’s in there [and] you can tell it’s from life experience — is Miguel,” Ray Ray said. “I think he’s extremely dope when he writes records about love. You can tell either it’s from a true story or he gets into a mindset where he makes you believe this really happened.”
“I gotta say Michael Jackson,” said Prodigy. “You can just hear his feelings through the song. You can feel his emotions brushing off on you. I love listening to his music because he really meant what he was singing, which is why I think people loved him.”
“Me, I would have to say Michael as well, obviously, and John Lennon,” Princeton said. “He didn’t just sing the regular love songs. The way he used his lyrics and the way he sung about anything — the way he gave off his message about equality and humanity — I really look up to him a lot.”
Mindless Behavior’s new album, All Around The World, is available now.