The Backstreet Boys (men?) are back alright, dropping their first song in five years—an anxious pop jam titled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” This is the group’s first single since “Show 'Em (What You’re Made Of)” from their 2013 album In a World Like This. The song comes ahead of what will be the Boys’ 10th studio album.
The group recently celebrated their 25-year anniversary, but if this track proves anything, it’s that they’re trying not to stay stuck in the past. “I want to create new memories. We’ve been singing the same songs for almost 25 years,” Brian Littrell told People last month. “It’s not that we’re not excited to sing our old hits, but we want to grow, too. We don’t want to be stuck in what was. We want to continue to grow with our fans.”
Still, fans can definitely get their nostalgia fix with this new bop, where the five-piece sings about their anxieties when finding love. In the video for the new single, the members show off synchronized dance moves that harken back to their heydey, as well as some wicked harmonizing.
According to People, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was recorded during the group’s 26-show residency in Las Vegas titled Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life. That residency will continue until November of this year.
Backstreet Boys' forthcoming album is still untitled, but expected to drop later this year.