Grammy-nominated boy band, Backstreet Boys, known for their worldwide hit singles I want it that wayand Show me the meaning of being lonelyare soon coming up with another album after a period of two years.
Backstreet Boys have been one of the best selling artists worldwide and have won numerous awards and accolades. Their album Millenniumentered the Billboard 200 in 1999 where it remained at the top spot for ten consecutive weeks. They have had 13 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and have sold over 100 million albums, making them the best selling boy band of all time.
After recording it for eight months, their new 2009 album called This Is Uswill be released on September 30 in Japan, on October 5 in the UK and October 6 in the United States of America. It will be the their second album after becoming a four-piece band. Group comrades Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and A. J. McLean have worked together on the lyrics. The band has reunited with Max Martin for production and has worked with several other artists viz. Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Jim Jonsin and T-Pain. A collaboration between the band and the award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne is also confirmed.
The album as of now has 11 confirmed tracks, 2 bonus tracks in the Japan edition and a set of 7 additional videos and 2 tracks in the iTunes Store.
In May, the band expressed discontent over the fact that 4 of their recorded songs had been leaked on the internet. However, it turns out now that the whole 11 track album is available online. The album is there all over the pirate land, sea and air. You may or may not find it on the good ol bay, but it’s there on Coda.fm.
On August 27, the single Straight Through My Heartwas released for radio stations and subsequently, a music video also came out [ Video below ]. Band members made it evident that are trying their best to create the “best record since their 1999 worldwide smash hit album Millennium. It’s worth quoting the press release, which says This Is Us is the seventh studio album from this groundbreaking and chart topping group that redefined the modern musical landscape, ushering in a chapter of pop culture that commandeered the world’s radio airwaves, broke music and concert sales records, and launched a new generation of teen idols. Later, the album is termed as a indelible and finely crafted R&B and pop album
Band member Nick Carter said: We’re really excited to release this new album and know that our fans are excited too. We worked with a group of amazing artists and producers that we’ve never worked with before, exploring new sounds and territory and know the final product turned out incredible” The boy band will set out on a word tour just after the new album hits the stores. The sail for the European tour will be set on October 30. A full North American tour will be announced soon after.
Check out the track list below and the video for Straight Through My Heartthat follows.
- “Straight Through My Heart”
- “Bye Bye Love”
- “All of Your Life (You Need Love)”
- “If I Knew Then”
- “This is Us”
- “PDA” (Kevin Borg)
- “She’s a Dream”
- “International Luv”
- “Straight Through My Heart (Remix)”