Backstreet Boys Release First New Music in 5 Years

The Backstreet Boys. Photo by Debby Wong/REX/Shutterstock (9146719g)

Great news Backstreet Boys fans! The band has finally released a new single. 

The new single comes 5 years with no new music, that is since the release of their last album In a World Like This. 

In the new single titled Don’t Go Breaking My Heart the Boys are getting personal, singing about heartbreak, a staple in countless pop songs. 

But despite the recurring theme, the group just knew they had something special in their hands,

“The minute we heard this song we knew it was special,” Kevin Richardson said in a statement. “I geeked out over the piano and synths. When that groove drops on the second verse, COME ON. Great verse, hook, and melodies. Just makes you wanna listen over and over again.” Bandmate Howie Dorough added, “It had that wow factor from the demo through to its final recording.”

The group has been working on their Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency as well as a 10th studio album. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart is the second track recorded for the album. The band played around with different genres while making the record, including country, which proved successful in their collaborative track with Florida Georgia Line. 

“We’ve had a lot of love from the country world lately, so we definitely explored that and at one point even talked about doing a straight-up country record,” Dorough said. “Not to say that isn’t still on the table and something we’ll consider down the line, but we kept coming back to the fact that our roots remain in the pop world. And, with all the nostalgia of everything right now, we know we’re essentially a pop band.”

Their new album is set to drop this year.