If you’ve been seeing a lot “Backstreet’s back” puns lately, it’s for a good reason. All five Backstreet Boys are together again, about to launch the latest phase in their two-decade long career.
And no, they aren’t tired of that joke being made in the wake of their reunion with Kevin Richardson. “We’re playing it up now,” Brian Littrell told MTV News. “It’s like we manifestoed it when we created that song,” Richardson added, referring to their 1998 hit, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
“I wanted to create with them again,” Richardson added about rejoining the group last year after a six-year hiatus. “I stepped away and we kept in communication. And I gave them my blessing and they gave me their blessing and it was all good.”
The guys will release their Max Martin-produced “In a World Like This” on June 25. Working with the super producer was a full-circle moment for fivesome, as he helped shape their careers, producing some of their biggest hits including “I Want It That Way,” “Shape of My Heart” and “The Call.”