The Backstreet Boys Are In The Army Now

noah | July 23, 2009 11:30 am

Boy-band lifers the Backstreet Boys have yet another comeback single up their sleeves, the Red One-produced, lengthily titled “Straight Through My Heart (Soldier Down).” With synths lifted from Real Life’s 1983 hit “Send Me An Angel,” a strident beat, and a vague similarity to the Boys’ own “Shape Of My Heart,” this song is definitely built to bring them into the mold of current retrograde synthpop. I can’t stop listening to it! And not because of some weird tech problem, either. Clip after the jump.

Not sure if this is “the new ‘I Want It That Way’ “ that Nick Carter told Popjustice about in a recent interview, but something tells me it isn’t. I still like it, though! Backstreet Boys – Straight Through My Heart (Soldier Down) [YouTube] Backstreet Boys [Official site]