"We spent almost a year creating it," Maslow recently told MTV News.
"Between the four of us, we wrote eight out of the 12 songs, and everything from the album artwork to the title and, most importantly, the songs really have matured and are a better expression of who we are verses the first album, which was written for the TV show."
"I don't care if we get to #1," Schmidt said. "The company that we are in is so incredible, to be considered with these people is an honor."
Maslow added, "Those are great artists, but I think we kinda stay in our own little world as well."
Big Time Rush are planning to hit the road in February for their "Better With U" Tour, their first in the U.S.