Fans of the Backstreet Boys should be delighted to hear that their favorite boy band from the '90s is now working on a brand new album in the original format. It will probably be out sometime next spring.
Speaking to Good Morning America from the recording studio in London where they're now based, while they lay down new tracks for fans, Kevin Richardson, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell confirmed the happy news.
Video of the segment is below.
“It’s our first time in the studio together, all five of us, since 2005. We’re recording our brand new record right here in London,” Howie said.
None of the five guys would offer more details on the upcoming album, which should arrive in stores in the spring of next year, but one might as well assume that it'll be a slightly different sound from back in the day when the boy band craze was still very much present.
We will be offered a first taste of the new music coming our way on August 31, when Backstreet Boys are taking over GMA to perform live.
“We’re going to be coming to perform for you guys on August 31. The first time together, all five of us,” A.J. said.
He did not specify whether they would be performing new songs but it's fair to say that's expected of them.
The Boys also told GMA that they were living together for the time being, while they worked on the album, which lists as producer Martin Terefe, who has previously worked with Jason Mraz and Mary J. Blige.
“We wake up. We have breakfast together. We’re not sick of each other at all. It’s awesome. It really is. The vibe is fantastic,” Nick said.
As for what the Boys of today would tell the Boys of yore, before they made it big with their eponymous debut album, Kevin had only one thing to say.
“I would say hang on. It’s going to be a bumpy ride but it’s going to be amazing and enjoy every step of the way,” he laughed.
Below is the announcement, straight from the Backstreet Boys.