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Single Review: Backstreet Boys – ‘In A World Like This’

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It’s been 4 years since the Backstreet Boys presented us with a new studio album. It’s also been 7 years since BSB member Kevin Richardson announced his departure from the unit. With Kevin recently rejoining fellow members Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, the drought is about to be quenched as the lads oil the engines on a machine that has seen them outsell every other boy band past and present and become the biggest selling boy band in history with a staggering 130 million records sold since they released their debut self-titled album way back in 1996.

BackstreetBoysInAWorldLikeThisSingleWith a trail of success that has seen each release of their career met with critical praise and commercial prosperity, the fivesome are back to celebrate their 20th Anniversary with the release of their eighth studio album, In A World Like This and ahead of the release we have been offered a hint of what’s to come with the release of the title track and lead single.

In A World Like This is a mid tempo, love letter for BSB which carries the groups quintessential radio friendly quality and tight vocal harmonies.

Each member of the group gets a moment to shine on the track and that is something special to hear given the absence of Kevin over these past few years. The nostalgic quality of the track can also be credited to the group’s long-time collaborator, Max Martin who has, in the past, been behind a large number of the bands hits including Shape Of My Heart, The Call and I Want It That Way and once again takes the producers seat on In A World Like This.

The verses are fairly simple in terms of their arrangement with each carrying a memorable rhyming structure while the chorus is without doubt one of the catchiest BSB choruses of the bands recent years allowing the song to really stick in your heard. With all the musical stars aligning on In A World Like This it is pretty evident that the parent record is going to be one of the year’s biggest releases. What else could we expect from a collective who have mastered the art of conquering the charts with dozens of hits over the last 20 years?

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