Nick Carter’s 3-month-old son, Odin, got a first listen to Backstreet Boys’ upcoming ninth album!
The first-time dad brought Odin to the studio on Sunday, Aug. 14, and shared a photo of the father-son moment on Instagram.
“Hanging with daddy for the first time at the studio while we record a song for the new @backstreetboys album. #babies #newmusic #backstreetboys,” the 36-year-old singer captioned the pic.
Carter welcomed Odin with wife Lauren Kitt last April. According to Entertainment Tonight, Odin arrived after 30 hours of labor during a water birth at home. Odin’s birth was a big blessing for the couple, who previously revealed that they were expecting a child earlier in the year, but suffered a miscarriage.
A month after Odin’s birth, Carter told the same news outlet that his son’s name was inspired by one of his favorite TV shows: “Vikings.” “Odin is not one of the characters, but it's known to the Vikings as a very powerful name,” he explained.
Just last week, the “Dancing with the Stars” alum shared a photograph with his bandmates Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson, as they were “listening to songs in Nashville for the next @backstreetboys record.”
Backstreet Boys member A. J. McLean revealed to the RollingStone last October that the all-boys vocal group was working on their ninth album. “We're working with a new producer, Jay Cash, who wrote ‘Sugar’ for Maroon 5,” he said at the time. McLean added that they were hoping to release the album before their cruise this May, but for some reason, that didn’t materialize.
While the release date of Backstreet Boys’ forthcoming record has yet to be announced, Carter told Entertainment Tonight in April that the boy band signed a deal with Live Nation for a nine-show "test residency" in Las Vegas. McLean confirmed the deal to Us Weekly, revealing that the residency would start in January 2017.