We waited for
250 years 6 years for the Backstreet Boys to release their DNA album after they released In A World Like This album in 2013. While it felt like an eternity to wait, the year since it’s release has flown by! Of course, we did have a residency, a Grammy nom, a tour and an epic collab to keep us busy.
So, while we’re here, 365 days later, we wanted to reflect on some thoughts we have about DNA.
1. It was worth the wait!
We may complain about the time it took us to get this album in our hands, but as always, any new music we get from the Backstreet Boys has always been and will always be worth the wait. A year later, our favorite track on DNA has changed a few times, but that’s because there’s a song included for every mood and every season. Not only are we lucky to have the BSB for nearly 27 years, we’re beyond lucky that they do value the quality of the music they produce. We appreciate it.
2. The repetition about hair is still weird?
“Your hair’s a little longer…Am I crazy, is it blonder than it was?”
“You kiss a little different now. You changed your hair, I like it now…”
“I’ll brush that hair back off your face…Girl, let my fingers trace all over you.”
We really don’t think this was intentional (just like having two songs in their catalog named “Breathe”), but like…what is the obsession? Maybe it’s because the songs are so close together. All we know is that any time we change our hair now, our man better care as much as these Boys seem to on this album.
3. Red wine and Chateau will never be the same.
There’s not one of us who went to an afterparty in Las Vegas after this album was released who didn’t make some lame joke about Chateau or talks about red wine without humming something about spilling it. By the way, does that line make anyone else anxious or is it just us? Spilled red wine is a bitch, but somehow Brian singing about it makes it bearable.
4. Nick Carter may never sound better than he does on “The Way It Was”.
C’moooonnn…Nick girl or not, you know that shit sounds FANTASTIC. Even better when it’s played on vinyl. The old school vibe paired with a well aged Backstreet is a perfect combination of everything.
5. “Just Like You Like It” and “OK” are severely underrated…as are all of their vocals on these tracks.
We asked you earlier this year which songs you love in the entire Backstreet Boys catalog of music that you didn’t think got enough credit and “OK” got an overwhelming response. We can’t blame anyone either – that song was made for a sunny day, driving with the windows down. We’d also like to point out that no one should be sleeping on “Just Like You Like It”…. especially Kevin’s vocals. Wow wow wow. That song brings out the best of all of their vocals in our opinion.
6. We’re going to keep begging the Backstreet Boys to hear more of these songs live.
Much to (most of our) disappoint, Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick are only performing a few of the DNA songs on the DNA tour. While they have worked half songs into the set list and we very much appreciate it, we really want to hear more of these songs live! Perhaps on a boat in the middle of the ocean one day? We can dream, right?
7. We’ll always have a special place in our hearts for this one.
DNA is the album that put our Boys back at #1 and proved to the world what we’ve known all along – that Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ and Nick are five tremendously talented human beings who can still get it! This is the album with a song that earned them a Grammy nomination and rave reviews upon it’s release. This is yet another album that made us proud to call ourselves Backstreet Boys fans. Bravo, Backstreet.