We all know that the Backstreet Boys are working on a new album. We all know that before the release of a new album comes a new single and with a new single comes a new music video. Music videos on MTV may be a dying breed, but thanks to YouTube and Vevo, it’s still possible for a band to make headlines or impress their fans with the right concept.
We, as Backstreet Boys fans, have been in this game a long time. From white suits to robots to werewolves to simple boys in black, we’ve seen it all…..or have we? There are a few things we’d like to see (and not see) in the future.
1. Getting Everyone Involved.
There’s nothing more fun to watch than a bunch of people having a good time. Most recently, videos like Sara Barielles’ “Brave”, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feelin'” (yeah, I said it) are encouraging real-life people to get involved for a good time that you can’t help but feel good watching. They could even take it a step further and make it a campaign as Pharell did with “Happy”, filming 24 hours of happy people in the streets of LA and cutting it down to four minutes for the video.
And if they wanted to incorporate fans, well…..we’re here for it!
2. Party Crashing.
A few of the Boys have mentioned Maroon 5’s “Sugar” as a recent hit that they really loved, so we feel like it’s only appropriate to express how much we would love to see them crash our parties ala Adam Levine and friends. Katy Perry also used a form of this concept in her “Birthday” video, disguised as different entertainers at different parties before revealing herself near the end. Can you imagine how much we would all love it? And how many of us would suddenly be throwing parties…
This option also lends itself to the Backstreet Boys releasing the upbeat, catchy song that we’ve been dreaming about for years.
3. A Throwback.
Everybody (no pun intended) loves a throwback (like Nick’s “19 in 99”). We’d love to see the Boys pay homage to their beginnings by creatively recreating or throwing in nods to their old music videos.
While we’re on this, perhaps we’d even love to see a video that incorporates old footage leading up to where they are today. That might hit us right in the feels!
4. An Actual Concept.
How many of you have made a face that look like the one above while watching a Backstreet Boys video? We hear the song, we have the perfect idea of what the video might look like and then….
What does “Helpless When She Smiles” have to do with BSB in a field? And isn’t “In A World Like This” almost the same? What about “Incomplete” and “Inconsolable”? GIVE US A STORY, BOYS!
5. NO OPEN FIELDS PLEASE.
I mean, can we not anymore? Can there be a petition to #BringTheBackstreetBoysInside?