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Watch Backstreet Boys’ Brand New Music Video ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’

The American pop group make their big comeback today with a synthy, electro-pop number and synchronized choreography

Riddhi Chakraborty May 17, 2018

Backstreet Boys' "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" seems new and old at the same time, nostalgia doing wonders for older fans while the dose of electronica appeals to newbies. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

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Backstreet’s back alright… and we couldn’t be more thrilled. After several weeks of teasing new music, the American pop group ended their five-year hiatus today with the release of the music video for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” The track is the Backstreet Boys’ first single together since 2016’s collaboration with country duo Florida Georgia Line on “God, Your Mama, and Me” and their first big independent release since their 2013 LP In a World Like This.

While the title is an instant reminder of Elton John and Kiki Dee’s 1976 earworm with the same name, Backstreet’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” takes a synthy, electro-pop turn courtesy producers Jamie Hartman and Stuart Crichton. The track seems new and old at the same time, nostalgia doing wonders to reintroduce the group to older fans while the dose of electronica appeals to newbies.

In the video AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell bring back their synchronized dance moves in front of giant light screens. The clip is interspersed with solo shots of each member and scenes of McLean attempting to woo a hologram of a mysterious woman. There is a certain level of cringe at the dance moves, but every member looks and sounds pretty fantastic.

Since officially reuniting in 2016, the Backstreet Boys have been busy with their Las Vegas residency titled Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life. The 26- show extravaganza is currently on hold for the group’s comeback but will begin again in July.

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Watch Backstreet Boys’ new video for ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ below:

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