When I was in L.A. for the World Premiere of Avengers: Infinity War last month, I happened to pass by AJ McLean on the purple carpet as we both browsed the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years display. We didn’t speak, but there was a small flashback to when the Backstreet Boys were superheroes themselves for a short period of time – turned into toys for Burger King alongside a comic that they collaborated on with Stan Lee. Feeling old, that was nearly 20 years ago, and today comes news that the Backstreet Boys have signed to RCA Records on the heels of their 25th anniversary. Doing up the signing announcement right, the news comes alongside a new single – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” today May 17th, along with its official music video directed by long time BSB collaborators Rich + Tone. Check it out below…
“The minute we heard this song we knew it was special,” says Kevin Richardson. “I geeked out over the piano and synths. When that groove drops on the second verse, COME ON. Great verse, hook and melodies. Just makes you wanna listen over and over again.”
In support of the new single, BSB will return to the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series in New York’s Central Park on July 13th. The group will also perform at a series of summer radio shows like this year’s KIIS FM Wango Tango before returning to their record-breaking “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” Las Vegas Residency.
“We’ve been working our ass off for 25 years,” says AJ McLean “and with the support of RCA and our contemporaries, we know we’ll be performing for fans, both old and new, for a really long time. It feels like we’re just getting started.”
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – now available on all digital platforms – was written by Stephen Wrabel (Ellie Goulding) and produced by Stuart Crichton (Kesha) and Jamie Hartman (James Bay).
For 25 years, the Backstreet Boys have been one of the most successful groups in music history and continue to be one of pop’s most influential performers in the world. With countless #1s, record-setting tours, numerous awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history.