Jesse McCartney hit up the Jingle Ball lounge in Madison Square Garden on Friday. He also talked to MTV about widely fan-criticized album Departure: ‘My fans were very surprised. There was a lot of shock value, especially with..
..how different it is vocally. The last thing they saw before that was ‘Beautiful Soul,’ and my hair was down to my a–. I think it took awhile for them to jump onboard. There were definitely some mixed reviews, to put it nicely. I think the one thing that came across was the honesty.
As soon as you’re dishonest, [the fans are] the first people to tell you. It was an organic transition for me, given that this is what I was comfortable singing.’ He added that his male fan audience is starting to grow: ‘I see a lot of my audience is mainly girls, but I see a lot of their boyfriends now coming. That never would have happened four years ago. They’re curious.’