Backstreet’s back, alright, and they’re here with snippets of songs from their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. Backstreet Boys celebrated their 20th anniversary this week, which included getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (April 22), and they shared bits of eight tracks at an album preview event on Saturday. Now six of the teasers are available in a compilation on YouTube.
It’s a bit overwhelming to hear samples of so many tracks compressed into one two-and-a-half minute clip, but there are definitely gems to be found within. Of particular note are “In Your Arms,” which is a more contemporary dance track that shows how BSB have evolved to remain relevant, and “P.S.,” which is an anthemic throwback to their turn-of-the-millennium sound. Most intriguing are “Madeline” and “Trust Me,” one an encouraging mid-tempo acoustic-and-piano piece (could it be that “beautiful” Max Martin collab?) and the other a summery slow-ish jam that features fun falsetto harmonies in the chorus. The latter two are the most unique tracks here and probably the biggest diversions from the late-90s sound listeners most associate with the band.
The album doesn’t have an official release date yet, but you can head below to listen to the sampler.