The boys have finally released their follow-up to the 2009 “This Is Us” after a long wait. And this time with the fifth original member, Kevin Richardson back in the group. The group is a perfect package with all sorts of voices that a group would need: Nick – the perfect disc voice; AJ – the rock star voice; Brian – One of the most beautiful male voice singer voice that I have heard (I’m not just saying that and yes I have heard a lot of artists, before anyone says that “this guy knows nothing”); Howie – A voice which doesn’t require any auto-tune and still sounds as if it’s on auto-tune even when he is talking; and then the voice that just came back to where it belongs, Kevin – The soothing one, and when these voices come together as one to sing a chorus, leaves people speechless. The album came out on the 30th of this past month (July), with various songs released on different web sites as the album release date approached closer.
The album starts off with the already quiet popular title track “In a World Like This” which is an upbeat song about being able to find and hold on to true love in world where we live in today. Then comes “Permanent Stain” which was released as a promotional single about a month ago, which again is an upbeat song with a lively music, maintaining the pace and effect till the end. Then comes one of my personal favorites from the album “Breathe“. It is a beautiful song with beautiful music with a slow tempo and off course beautiful singing by the quintet. Next is “Madeleine“, which is a motivational song to rise up against all the odds and be strong when you feel all is lost and gone. Really beautiful lyrics to motivate someone to get back up after whatever sort of fall one has suffered. Follows one of my clear favorites from the album “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made of)“. One just can’t resist oneself from banging his/her head to the beats of the song. Gives a flavor of OneRepublic sort of music but then the singing shouts loud that “Backstreet’s Back”!!! Then there are songs like “Make Believe“, Try“, “Trust Me“, which are wonderful examples of how with beautiful and meaningful lyrics a song would be way better than the “popular” songs that get most of the hype these days. To highlight the song “Try“, its a beautiful one man show for AJ McLean, who has sung the entire song with the boys joining in for the chorus. Next is “Love Somebody” which I found a bit on a lower level than the rest of songs that precede it. “One Phone Call” is a perfect boy band song. “Feels Like Home” is a song boasting about the boys being around for over 20 years now and touring around the world for their fans so many times that every other country and city feels like home to them. “Soldier” is another song which I felt that starts off pretty well, but the chorus tune could’ve been more catchier. The album ends with a nice pop and peppy song talking about leaving a “Light On” for the loved one.
Well, I have always said this and would say it again, I would be a really bad choice to review a Backstreet Boys album. To me album is beautiful. Their last album “This Is Us” was good but didn’t live up to the Backstreet standards somehow. The album that was released before it “Unbreakable” was another beautiful album. But I can safely say that “In a World Like This” is better than Unbreakable at some level.
I would give “In a World Like This” an easy 4.5 stars out of 5. And that’s not just because it’s a Backstreet Boys album.
So… What do you feel???
The Backstreet Boys released their brand new title track from their upcoming album “In a World Like This”, named the same on the 3rd of July, and now have released the official video for the amazing song.
The song basically speaks about finding true love in world where there is hatred, misconceptions, lack of trust and all sorts of negativity. It talks about being able to find the one that you actually love or is the best suited for you amongst all the commotion that is going around in the world. Its about having the faith in true love and not letting anything else get in the way, as the lyrics go…
“In a world like this where some back down…I, know we’re gonna make it…In a time like this where love comes ’round…I, know we gotta take it…In a world like this where people fall apart…In a time like this where nothing comes from the heart…In a world like this, I’ve got you”.
The video shows the boys singing in a background similar to the one that was shot in their single from “Unbreakable” named “Helpless when She Smiles”, with three couples (old couple, straight and gay couple) shown simultaneously, finding love in the tough world that we live in. The video is without a doubt, beautiful.
Watch the video right here…
The album comes out on the 30th of July worldwide. So do you feel that the Backstreet’s back???
Every blog posting about these guys have been writing this particular line and I am not gonna hold back coz nothing else suits better… “BACKSTREET’S BACK ALRIGHT!!!” Ahh… now I can work peacefully!
The guys have been working their ass off creating a follow-up to their last album “This Is Us”, which came out back in 2009 and this time with the 5th original member ‘Kevin Richardson’ back in the group. The group for the first time performed live their new upcoming single “Permanent Stain” on Good Morning America and the song is AMAZING! The song has got the perfect music, the perfect lyrics and of course… the perfect voices singing the song! Backstreet has shown how tough they can make the so called “boy band war” when actually there is no real competition for these guys. I my opinion, not just the other boy bands, but also all the other artists should start worrying now that boys have geared up! The group released a lyrics video on YouTube recently for the same song. Watch it right here…
How did you like the single??? The single would be out for free download for the fans who purchase the tickets to the “In a World Like This Tour” starting 20th May. The 8th studio album of the boys is titled “In A World Like This” and would be coming out on the 30th of July worldwide. I can’t wait to listen to the album and review it!
Enrique is back with his new single “I Like How It Feels” featuring Pitbull (again). The rapper had appeared in the first single off the last album “Euphoria” named “I Like It”. Frankly… I felt that this song is way…way better than its two words younger brother.
The song came out last week and I know it’s a bit late to review a week old song, but still, since I liked it, thought of writing a post. So, the song for a change is not about any girl who ditches Enrique or about how he likes a girl on top of him or about how he likes to see a sexy girl pole dancing in front of him. The song talks about Enrique’s way to success and how great he feels to be where he is today. The song has fab music and effects to it, which actually makes us like how it feels to listen to it.
The video of the single is great. It has been directed by Enrique himself and features many celebs like Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Ken Jeong(the chinese guy from ‘Hangover’) and some others like them! The video is mainly dedicated to Enrique’s fans. There are some behind the scenes videos merged in the music video itself, showing how crazy fans get at concerts and all the fun stuffs that Enrique and his friends do while in studio or out of studio. Well, watch the video right here and decide how much you like how Enrique feels! And oh… the chinese guy has done it again! See how he brings Hangover crazyness into the video!