Aaron Carter reports he’s had “so much great feedback” on his “Follow You to Heaven” song in honor of his late friend, Michael Jackson – “and I haven’t even finished the record yet.”
The pop singer started work on “Follow You to Heaven” as his way of dealing with Jackson’s death in June, and posted his early recording sessions on line. Now, he wants to turn the song into a bigger memorial.
“I’m just waiting to hear back from some friends, and, you know, get some other people on the record with me,” he tells us. “It’s for Michael, most importantly. That’s what the record was for, out of respect for him. I would love to get Beyonce on it, my brother and the Boys on it — anybody who’d be interested on this record,” he adds, referring to elder sibling Nick and The Backstreet Boys.
The 21-year-old former phenom is currently spending around five hours a day training for his forthcoming stint on “Dancing With the Stars” with his partner, Karina Smirnoff. The hit ABC show, premiering Sept. 21, could give his career a needed jolt. He admits he winds each day exhausted, but when asked if it’s all-consuming, he says, “You’d think it would be, but I’ve been able to work on my album, on my music. It’s been really great. It’s been so busy, but I love to be busy.”
He has a jacket Michael Jackson gave to him “around for luck. He gave it to me, you know, just as a friend and someone who appreciated what I did in the music industry and vice versa. I’m very lucky to have it and it will remain in my family.”