Aaron Carter's twin sister Angel to release late singer's posthumous album: 'Learn from our story'

A posthumous Aaron Carter album of unreleased music is coming soon.

His twin sister, Angel Carter Conrad, on Tuesday shared details about "The Recovery Album" and the inspiration for the forthcoming project on "CBS Mornings."

She told Gayle King that Carter had been working on this collection of songs for a decade before he died in 2022. The child star, who was the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, was 34 years old when he drowned in a bathtub due to gas and drug effects.

CBS Mornings shared a snippet from the album's second upcoming single," Recovery," which comes out Friday. Some of the uplifting pop song's lyrics include the lines "Tomorrow is a new day/ Trying to shake the pain away/ Cause I'm still in recovery."

Music that Aaron Carter, seen here in 2019, had been working on at the time of his death will be released in May.
Music that Aaron Carter, seen here in 2019, had been working on at the time of his death will be released in May.

"The good in this situation is that Aaron does have this platform, and my family has this platform," Conrad said. "I would like to turn this ship around and to really start helping some other people, and to learn from our story."

The album's first single, "Ooh Wee!" debuted in March. The full album is due May 24, a date timed to Mental Health Awareness Month, according to an April 5 press release.

"The album and previously unreleased visuals will also serve to be a legacy Prince Carter can carry of his father when he was happy and healthy," the release states.

Aaron Carter's twin sister, Angel Carter Conrad, says she 'did lose hope' as he struggled with addiction

Conrad also reflected on the tragedies the Carter siblings have experienced over the 12 years.

Last year, her older sister Bobbie Jean Carter died Dec. 23 after the 41-year-old was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a Tampa, Florida home. Her cause of death was intoxication from the combined effects of fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to E! News and People. Conrad's other sister, Leslie Carter, died in 2012 at 25.

"There's certainly a generational dysfunction issue here that comes along with it," Conrad said. The Carter parents were "fighting all the time" and there was "no stability" in the home, she added.

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"I think it changed everything," Conrad said of her brothers' fame. "Once the money started coming in, it really changed the dynamic because money became the moving force."

Conrad, who advocates for children's mental health resources, told King, "Children need to have their innocence, and Aaron did not. He was working like an adult from a very young age, and he just wanted to be home."

She also recalled the difficulty of watching her twin struggle with addiction.

"There was a time for many years where I always had hope. But in the last few years of Aaron's life I was waiting for him to snap out of it, and sadly he never did," Conrad said. "I did lose hope and how I worked on that was focusing on my therapy."

When the project was announced April 5, producer Aaron Pearce shared the news in an Instagram post, writing, "I understand why the RECOVERY album didn’t see the light of day for almost 10 years. There is a bigger purpose for it now."

He added, "Aaron would be so grateful that his story lived beyond the tragedy bringing awareness and hope to future generations. We do better when we know better."

Some of album’s proceeds will benefit The Kids Mental Health Foundation as well as Carter's son, Prince Lyric Carter.

If you suspect you or someone you know needs help with alcohol abuse, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit https://findtreatment.gov.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Aaron Carter's unreleased music will be revealed in a posthumous album