Jordan Knight: Life as a Stay-at-Home Dad and Rumors of a New Album
Armed with two boys, Dante, 12 and Eric, 4, Jordan Knight plays stay-at-home dad, during the days when he’s not on tour with his reunited boy band ‘New Kids on the Block.’
In a recent interview, he talks about balancing life on the road, as well as his family life.
On being a dad: “I’m a hockey dad. Actually, today, I’m a basketball dad. I get up with the kids, get them dressed, take them to school. All that good, fun stuff. That’s what life is about, the little moments.”
On the NKOTB + BSB tour: “It was fun to do. I guess I can say it’s probably maturity. When you get a little older, you’re not as worried about what people think. You’re able to be a little freer. The same thing goes with the crowd. We all just want to get away from our troubles and have some fun, reliving great moments from when we were kids.”
On breaking out with his solo album: “I don’t have to put as much pressure on myself, to make every song commercial and to watch what I say. With the New Kids, there’s a certain responsibility there. (On my own), I just kind of imagine what the fans really want, not what a record company wants. I didn’t have to put the latest rapper on there, or try to do something that would appeal to both a 40-year-old and a 14-year-old. I directed it to a target audience, right to our fans.”
On what’s next for NKOTB: “We haven’t recorded in almost four years, so we need to get back to the studio. We will be recording another album, creating new visuals, new videos, new numbers on stage, all that stuff. I would think possibly a late 2012 or early 2013 album release.”
On what his sons think of his job: “They’re used to it. My 4-year-old thinks it’s silly to see dad messing around and making noise. My 12-year-old saw the whole reunion thing happen and he was awestruck, I’d say. I pulled him onstage at one show and his eyes bugged out of his head. I could tell he was really proud.”
Check out Jordan’s hilarious spoof from Old Navy, as well as his advice for all the hockey dads out there!