All the fuss over a new crop of boy bands such as One Direction must have spurred the Backstreet Boys to get to work.
Even if they’re more of an Encroaching-on-Prime-Adulthood Band these days, the ‘90s O.G.s of billowing white suits and frosted-tip haircuts announced big new plans today on “Good Morning America,” including a new album that will feature all five original members.
The yet-untitled work will be the band’s first with its founding lineup of Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson since 2005 (Richardson announced his return to the group three months ago, after leaving in 2006). The group previously had a successful arena tour with boy band predecessors New Kids On the Block in 2010.
The band is currently working in a London studio with producer Martin Terefe, and the album release is planned to coincide with the band’s 20th anniversary next April -- an anniversary that should make nostalgaic millenials feel that icy breath of the Reaper on their necks.