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Backstreet’s back all right. The hit-making boy band have returned with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which dropped in the early hours of Thursday through a new deal with RCA Records.
The song is accompanied by an official music video, which was directed by longtime Backstreet Boys collaborators Rich + Tone and shows the grown-up boys doing what they do best: singing, dancing and turning the camera into mush.
“The minute we heard this song we knew it was special,” said bandmate Kevin Richardson in a statement. “I geeked out over the piano and synths. When that groove drops on the second verse, COME ON. Great verse, hook and melodies. Just makes you wanna listen over and over again.”
Produced by Jamie Hartman and Stuart Crichton, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is a slice of chilled electro-pop and bears no similarity to Elton John and Kiki Dee’s 1976 hit duet of the same name.
In support of the single, BSB will hit the road for a string of summer dates (including the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series in New York’s Central Park on July 13) before returning to their Las Vegas residency, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life.
The group, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, last released a studio album in 2013 with World Like This. There’s no word yet on a full-length follow-up. Watch the “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” clip below.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.
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