Backstreet Boys Discuss New Album, 20th Anniversary
The Backstreet Boys, one of the top boybands of the late 90s and early 00s, is celebrating their 20th anniversary as a group with a new album.
Each of the five members is truly humbled by the fact that they're able to celebrate 20 years as a band. "It's amazing," Kevin Richardson told Entertainment Weekly. "To be able to do this for so long, it's quite an accomplishment." Another accomplishment that the group is surely proud of is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
Reflecting on the Backstreet Boys past successes, frontman Brian Littrell said, "Sometimes life gets too fast, especially with Millennium and Black and Blue and stuff that happened many years ago. It just moves too fast." Thankfully for Littrell, Richardson, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough, they're not yet done catering to a very loyal legion of fans.
Their first full length album since 2009's This Is Us is almost finished and due out towards the end of this year. According to Richardson, they've tried to take into consideration the short attention spans of music listeners today in creating their album. The new tracks include love song "Breathe," dance track "In Your Arms," mid-tempo "Soldier" and the more acoustic "Trust Me."
On people buying the full album, Littrell said, “Hopefully we still have the fans out there who do that and have that personal connection [with us] and remember when they were 10, 13, or 18 and listen to the album from start to finish. I hope that happens with the new record."
Check out a mashup of the Backstreet Boys' new songs below: