It’s hard to believe the Backstreet Boys have been together for twenty years, but over the weekend the guys celebrated the big milestone and, to the delight of their fans, played a few new songs.
In anticipation for their eighth studio album, due out later this year, the boy band teased seven new songs including “Show ‘em What You’re Made Of,” a song dedicated to the group’s kids, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Last week, Nick Carter said the album, their first with all five members of the boy band since 2005′s Never Gone, is “90% done” and includes a song with Max Martin, the Swedish hitmaker who produced many of the group’s biggest hits including “I Want It That Way.”
For fans who couldn’t attend the show though, the guys put together a little sampler featuring six of the songs, including the upbeat dance number, “In Your Arms,” the string-filled “Breathe” and the mid-tempo love song, “Soldier.” On their new track “Trust Me” the guys go acoustic, while “P.S.” brings them back to their 90s pop roots. And on “Madeline” the guys speak to a little girl being bullied. Listen to the songs below.
In anticipation for the Backstreet Boys’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which they’ll be presented with today (April 22), a few of their fans and famous friends like fellow boy band New Kids on the Block, Niall Horan from One Direction, The Wanted and Austin Mahone, who at 16 hasn’t known a time when the Backstreet Boys didn’t exist, sent their love and wishes for another twenty years.
Well, everyone except comedian Kathy Griffin sent their love. She instead chose to sound off with an expletive-filled rant cursing all the guys for being off the dating market. But who can really blame her for being upset about that? Go here to watch the video.