In case you missed it, the Backstreet Boys are back. The 1990s phenomenon had never totally disbanded, but after their heyday they had some serious changes to face. First, Nick Carter was pursuing a solo career. Then, Kevin Richardson wanted to go his separate way.
But once a Backstreet Boy, always a Backstreet Boy. The group has since come together again and even taken up a residency in Las Vegas. But now the question arises: how do they modernize themselves and not just make a career as a ’90s nostalgia act?
That’s where EDM comes in. For their 10th album, the Backstreet Boys are apparently targeting some of the biggest producers and DJs around to get things cracking.
“We’re reaching out to people who we were always inspired by or who may have been fans and we didn’t even know,” AJ McLean said. “Nick’s been talking to Steve Aoki, Howie talked to Zedd, who’s been a big, big fan, and Diplo we’ve also talked to.”