It’s a new year and hopefully a new album cycle coming! I know it’s hard to keep the faith since I’ve done posts featuring a 2016 Album Updates Post and one known as the 2017 Edition. Both of which I’m linking so that way any and all previous details are there for you guys to go through. The wait has been long but I just KNOW it will be worth it! That said I was waiting for the news that the Boys were returning back to the studio so I could create this post.
They were last known to be working with Steve Aoki…
They also had said during their Christmas Show in Connecticut that the plan was a single in March, and World Tour that’ll continue into 2019! (And somehow in between ALL of that, more #BSBVegas dates!)
But this is the 2018 post right? So why am I posting this refresher? Because they were BACK IN THE STUDIO YESTERDAY! Get excited!
Another day in the studio!
Another recording day!
Then Nick did us ALL a solid and tipped off the fandom to a new producer they’re working with!
Who is he? He’s been a producer since the 90s and has worked with a lot of people. Most recently he’s had songs on Kesha’s latest album Rainbow (which I love). He’s worked with Kylie Minogue, Selena Gomez, Pet Shop Boys, Brian McFaddon, Guy Sebastian, etc. Here’s one of the songs he did with Kesha and I’ll also link the most recent song he did with Guy Sebastian to give you an idea of the music he makes.
So, if you’re a Bruno Mars fan, as I am, you’ll love this. The Stereotypes, a group of producers who worked on Bruno’s last album 24K Magic, have been working with the Boys according to Forbes!
Remember my mention of Steve Aoki up above? He confirmed they did collaborate on a song! Not we’re not sure if it’ll be on an album of his, or if it’ll be on BSB’s. Either way – it’s coming!
While we last heard about the Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys collaboration last November, The Sun recently confirmed that a collaboration is indeed in the works.
“We [The Backstreet Boys] are working on music together. If it’s going to be on their album or my album, I’m not even sure. We live in the same neighbourhood so he came into my studio,” said Steve Aoki to The Sun newspaper.
During the Twitter Q&A they played a clip of the single!
I was at the #BSBVegas show that night. That morning AJ said they played the song for iHeart and radio execs. Apparently they LOVED the new single. He kept saying we’d hear it VERY soon. How soon? Hard to say. But have faith guys!
So the Boys dropped from iHeart because the single isn’t ready. This might mean they’re changing what song to use? No way to tell. But it’s coming soon guys. They have one chance to do this and do this right so they don’t get brushed off (outside the fanbase) as nothing but a nostalgia act from the 90s. So have faith!
New songs are still being written!
So yes they DID choose a different first single! Nick (bless him for sharing) was talking about it at Walker Stalker with fans. Seems like they got an even better song so they RAN with it. And that they’ll be filming the new video next week. Also? I’m guessing it’s upbeat since Nick talks about them dancing in the video. Excited? HELL YES I AM.
THE MUSIC VIDEO IS BEING FILMED THIS WEEK. (This is the biggest news I’ve gotten since I’ve started these album posts so excuse the excessive caps lock button use.)
GUYS. IT. IS. HAPPENING.
This has to mean we’ll hear new music soon! I’m super hyped!
The video shoot continues!! Look who’s choreographing!
Looks like they’re done! Not sure when they’ll release the video and single, but here’s hoping they’ll do it on the anniversary.
So in this interview, the Boys talk about new music. We’re getting the new single in May!
Kevin decided to spring this on us!
Andy Grammer is a confirmed collaborator for the album. Songs were previewed on the cruise but they banned phones and cameras so that nothing got linked.
As said in the last update, fans got a sneak peak at the songs the Boys recorded. No one could record anything cause phones and cameras were banned (which makes sense as the Boys don’t want leaks 🙂 ). But we do have a couple song titles!
Just Like You Like It (or How You Like It ) – this one fans weren’t 100% sure of the title.
Crazy – said to have a Bruno Mars vibe
Three Words – not the actual title but it’s what fans dubbed it that cause Kevin kept repeating the start of the song. We don’t know much else besides the fact it’s apparently an amazing song.
During the concert – the Boys sang a bit a Capella after Kevin talked about the single hitting radio next Thursday (May 17th)
IT IS OFFICIAL! The Single is Don’t Go Breaking My Heart! (Maybe they changed their minds back to their original pick? Who knows? Who cares? We get music this week!!!!)
THE FIRST SINGLE IS FINALLY HERE! Holy shit that video!
Anyone else super hyped for the album?
We’re looking at a September/October release date guys!
New collaborator for the album?
They’re recording in Nashville!
Second single at the end of summer/beginning of fall!!! So we’re thinking August/September?
Looks like they might have worked with songwriter Bruce Wiegner back in 2016. He submitted a song their way and RCA basically put a hold on it so that no other artists besides the Boys could record it. Now it took me a bit of digging to find the sort of songs he writes. He’s part of a pop duo called The Weekend Riot and honestly? Most of their songs are filled with pop harmonies and pretty damn catchy. Which, is a good sign.
Update July 16th!
They’re recording! They shared some clips to IG stories but this is the one that’s important cause you can hear music!
Another day in the studio! According to Brian they are ALMOST DONE. (Maybe that means the projected album date of September or October might happen? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. I love you Boys but I don’t want to do a 2019 Edition of this post LOL.)
Update June 30th
They’re still recording here in Vegas! Nick took a photo with Kuk Harrell who has worked with a lot of MAJOR mainstream artists and churned out some hit songs. So Nick’s right, this album is going to be fiiiiiire! Also this past week at their first shows back for their residency, Brian reminded fans that they plan to release the album in October.
Howie and Nick say in this interview here that the next single should be “in the next few weeks”. We’re looking at end of August, early September for the new single? HELL YES!
I’ll update this when we get more news so keep checking in!