*NSYNC star JC Chasez told MTV News recently he’s planning to tighten the ropes a bit for his sophomore album. “This one is going to be a little more pop-alternative,” Chasez said. “The last one had a pretty broad spectrum, so this time I’m gonna give people more of a journey in the same direction.” While Chasez has yet to determine which tracks will make the final cut, he says this is a project he is “really proud of.” So far, the singer has hit the studio with Jimmy Harry (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears) in Los Angeles, David Maurice (U2, Madonna) in New York and Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Brandy) in Miami, where the odd couple laid down the uptempo track ‘Fire’. “I really respect Timbaland’s opinion and his take on music,” the singer said. “He’s a very talented guy and real quiet – at least until you get into the recording studio with him!” Chasez has yet to title the LP. “I have a couple ideas kicking around in my head, but I’m not sure,” he said. “Once I’m done writing, then I’ll decide.” You can expect the first single to drop by the end of this year, Chasez said, with the full record out by early 2006. Read more.