By Michael Slezak
September 29, 2006 at 02:00 PM EDT

Let me preface my remarks about JC Chasez’s new single, ”Until Yesterday” (co-written by fellow ‘N Sync alum Justin Timberlake) by saying that I’m probably one of 11 people on the planet who still listens to the guy’s first solo disc, 2004’s Schizophrenic. And while ”Until Yesterday” (click here to hear it streaming at AOL Music) has an undeniably driving beat and a sticks-in-your-head melody that converge and build to a very dramatic crescendo (a la ”Cry Me a River”), the lyrics of this single give me uncomfortable cause for pause. Aren’t there ways to sing about paternity drama without resorting to screechingly un-poetic lines like, ”The baby’s not my blood type”? And seriously, JC, when the line ”If you play with fire, then you’ll get burned” is the leadoff batter for your chorus, then perhaps it’s time to set down the pen and back away from the obvious clichés.

What do you think of Chasez’s latest stab at solo stardom? You know you’ve got an opinion, so quit tryin’ to be shy!

addCredit(“JC Chaez: Henry McGee/Globe Photos”)