Backstreet’s back alright. Don’t hate.
The ‘90s boyband are back to relive their glory days with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” through a new deal with RCA Records.
The track - produced by Jamie Hartman & Stuart Crichton - accompanied an official music video directed by Rich + Tone, which sees them in nostalgic mode (figurative and literally), while breaking into choreographed dance moves that didn’t seem too difficult to learn.
“The minute we heard this song we knew it was special,” bandmate 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.”
BSB have summer dates lined up to support the song before returning to their Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency.
In case you’re wondering what this has to do with hip-hop, don’t think too hard. They were one of many boy bands from the ‘80s and ‘90s who were influenced by iconic black groups like New Edition, Boyz II Men, Jackson 5, and have been part of defining pop culture as we know it today.
I've been broken, I've been bruised
But now I'm all in 'cause of you
So if you're gonna love me, love me right, yeah
But if you're gonna be someone that hurts somebody just for fun
Then do it to a heart that isn't mine