BiographyIndividually, they are known as Mandy Ashford, Nikki DeLoach, Danay Ferrer, Veronica Finn and Jenny Morris. Together, they are Innosense, a high-energy pop outfit started by DeLoach and fellow New Mickey Mouse Club member Britney Spears.
But Innosense's silver-lined pedigree doesn't stop with the Queen of Teen. In fact, they are somewhat of a sister band to pop superstars *NSYNC. Lynn Harless, the mother of *NSYNC's Justin Timberlake, was instrumental in putting Innosense together. Ferrer went to high school with *NSYNC's Joey Fatone, with whom she starred in an early production of West Side Story. Ashford was a classmate of *NSYNC's Lance Bass, and shared a vocal coach with both Bass and Timberlake. Morris met DeLoach in L.A. when the two were acting and she successfully auditioned for a slot.
Armed with two songs penned by superstar hitmaker Diane Warren, Innosense's debut draws from a wide range of styles. Elements of hip-hop, R&B, Euro-pop, house and new wave provide a dance-oriented backdrop for catchy melodies and layered harmonies. From the pop-rap stylings of "Ride" to the smooth urban sound of "Go Baby Go," the album benefits from the participation of several top-notch producers, including Guy Roche (*NSYNC, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera) and the Full Force production team (Backstreet Boys, James Brown). Finn, who was recruited when Spears went solo, says that one of the goals of Innosense is "to encourage kids to have fun and be themselves...everyone is beautiful in their own way."