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!
If you ever came to know that the world was actually coming to an end and was going to get hit by gigantic asteroids, what would be the list of things that you would wanna do? Being a guy… I know what I would wanna do! Well, there are many naughty stuffs that are popping up in my mind right now, and am quite sure that many others around the world would wanna do the same stuffs… guys and girls alike… off course… depends in the way it should (no offences meant to any one… PLEASE!).
Well, the lonely after his wife leaving him, Dodge (Steve Carell) on coming to know about the end of the world, apparently sets out on a road trip to look for his high school girlfriend. But even before meeting the hurdle of the asteroids, he ends up meeting the hurdle in the form of his neighbor Keira Knightley (Penny), who joins him on the road trip. The trailer had quite nice and funny dialogs to display from the movie and looking at those, I am expecting a laughter ride when the entire movie hits the big screens! The movie will be coming out this November (2012).
I don’t know why, but I have a feeling that the movie is going to have an anti-climax! All we can do is just wait and watch…thats all! I surely will be giving this movie a hit… would you?
The trailer to the movie is right here…