10 Things Seeing The Backstreet Boys Back In The Studio Feels Like

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On Wednesday, June 22nd, it happened again. For the first time since December, there was a blue moon  pigs were flying  the BACKSTREET BOYS WERE BACK IN THE STUDIO.

We were all milling about the internet, looking for something to argue about discuss passionately in the absence of Backstreet Boy activity when BOOM…

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Nick Carter dropped this hot bomb like it was NO BIG DEAL. We ran off the road, dinner fell out of our faces, eyeballs exploded and they were acting like it was NO BIG DEAL. “Of course we’re recording the album like we said we are,” they seemed to say. Meanwhile, the fans continue to lose one of their 9 lives because it didn’t stop!

The Bluestreet Boys kept ’em coming, punching us in the face with pleasure.

So. many. feelings.

What does it feel like to see the Boys back in the studio? Let me tell you.

1. Like finally pulling up your socks that have been sliding down in your shoes all day.

2. Like drinking an entire Redbull in 30 seconds.

3. Like seeing fireworks for the first time.

4. Like being tucked into bed under your favorite blanket.

5. Like rainbows are coming out of your eyes.

6. Like an unsuspecting Wednesday afternoon.

7. Like you can feel your soul in your ears.

8. Like the world set on fire.

9. Like you couldn’t love anything more.

10. Like finally coming home.

If you understood all of that, you might be a Backstreet Boys lover. Because, at this point, fan isn’t a strong enough word.

Keep it comin’, Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ and Nick… we can’t wait to see what’s next!

 

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The Reason Backstreet Boys Fans Freak Out About “Spotlight”

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On January 30, 2015… it happened.

Right in the middle of Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of: The Backstreet Boys Movie, there it was. A song we had never heard before.

Maybe it was AJ’s vocals.

Maybe it was the look on Nick’s face or the piano Kevin was playing.

Maybe it was Brian’s hand dancing while he sang along.

But we wanted this song that they all seemed to work so hard on. We loved the lyrics. We loved them singing it. It was ONE minute in a 2 hour documentary and we can’t let it go.

WHY?!

What is it about this song that we all now refer to as “Spotlight” that has us so hooked? If you search the song on YouTube, you will find the top video option is the minute of the documentary and has over 8500 views! Our spirits were dashed a little when there was no soundtrack released for the movie, but we had high hopes that maybe if we begged, they’d drop it somewhere in the future.

Then, once upon a time, someone was brave enough to ask what happened to the song. Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick seemed to hardly remember the song, but one of them did remember that they never finished the song.

They never finished the “Spotlight” song.

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Ever since then, it has become the Moby Dick (the whale that can not be caught) of Backstreet songs. The one song that we will never be able to hear because IT DOES NOT EXIST. It is a Tickle-Me-Elmo and we are the doorbusting moms in the Holiday season of 1996 that can’t get our hands on it!

“Spotlight” (IF that’s even it’s name) is a ghost. It is an alien. We believe in it and want it to exist, but we may never hear more than that blissful one minute.

The fact is, in the land of Backstreet fans, it has never been completely impossible for us to have an unreleased song. Now, it has happened. We have no chill.

Think of it this way, what if the rest of it was trash? What if Kevin’s hand felt arthritic everytime he played the last verse? What if Howie wasn’t feeling it and threatened to leave if they recorded it? What if Nick’s face would always look THAT concerned while singing it? Watch the clip again – his face is worried.

The Backstreet Boys have been pleasing our ears for nearly 23 years so there HAS to be a reason “Spotlight” never made the cut. Maybe they don’t want to talk about it. For whatever reason, maybe we should just move on. Maybe we should trust them. Maybe we should resign to the fact that this song is “the one that got away” (like “Don’t Want You Back” never being a single…Nick).

WE GIVE UP, BOYS. You win.

But this next album better be damn good.

Or we’ll bring it up again. Like the bitter nagging family members that we are.

But we still that song was the shit.

But we also think you’re the shit and, like “Spotlight” (or whatever that song is called), we hope you’re never finished. ❤

 

 

20 Reactions We All Had To The Backstreet Boys Studio Photo #BSB2016

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After Mr. Littrell posted a photo onto his Instagram last night that he was “off to work” with an airplane view, we tried to remain calm. The Backstreet Boys aren’t supposed to be in the studio until January per most of their current interviews. Surely, this was something he was working on on his own.

Then… it happened.

Straight from the Backstreet Boys twitter account on an unsuspecting Tuesday afternoon (or night, for some of us), they dropped the fan bomb.

“So it begins…” the mystery BSB tweeter wrote. The photo is literally just parking spaces with our Boys’ names and recording studio at the bottom. Our reactions went a little something like this:

1.OHMYGODWHAT?!?!?!

2. Fangirl screams that have only progressed in annoyance to those around us as we have aged.

3. “It’s DECEMBER 1st, not January! WHAT is this?!”

4. “What happened to Backstreet time?”

5. All the calculations about when the album which actually come out if they’re starting now. Better start saving money. Better start booking travel. BETTER START EATING RAMEN NOODLES BECAUSE WE MUST VIP. 5 TIMES.

6. “I wonder if they’ll finish ‘Spotlight’…”

7. “How about a Christmas album?”

8. “WE NEED PROOF OF ALL FIVE BOYS! I mean, a lot of people are named AJ and Howie and having cars to park.”

9. “Where is this studio exactly? Someone track the location! I’ve seen this brick before!”

10. “Can we have those signs when you’re done?”

11. Are AJ and Howie parking on top of each other or….?

12. Why did Howie almost hit the wall?

13. Does Nick have two parking spots? You know how he likes to double park….

14. Why are the Boys not tweeting about it? This must be a trick.

15. “THIS IS THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!”

16. Must. Tweet. About. This. Photo. Of. Parking. Spots. 45. Times.

17. Must stay awake and watch for more tweets.

18. 4 hours later…shaking our electronic devices as if more pictures / tweets / signs of communication will come to us.

19. Speculation. What BSB fans do best.

20. WE CAN’T WAIT FOR BSB 2016! Let’s do this, Backstreet.

10 Things That Happen When The Backstreet Boys Say They’re Going Back Into The Studio

It’s that time again. Tour has ended. Kevin, Brian, Nick, AJ and Howie have all been working on solo projects, making / raising their babies, vacationing with their families and now…the time has come. What time are we talking about? The time for Backstreet to be back in the studio, of course! We have cycled through the same feelings for quite a few years – you know, since we were old enough to have feelings about the Backstreet Boys. And it goes a little something like this (ahem, we know you heard that in the “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” voice) …

1. The Backstreet Boys End Tour …And Say They’re Going Right Back Into The Studio.

The end of every tour, no matter how long, the Backstreet Boys always talk about going back into the studio. We hold onto it because BSB PCD (Post Concert Depression) is the WORST, but let’s be real, everything in Backstreet world runs on Backstreet Time (Seriously – how are their children even born in 9 months?). We don’t expect the Boys back in the studio as soon as they say but we cheer anyway because at this point, we are SO grateful to even have a band that wants to come back.

2. Months Later, One Of The Backstreet Boys (usually AJ or Nick) Confirms That The Boys Are Going Back In The Studio During -Insert Month Here-.

We go about our lives, hanging onto to every tweet, watching all of the solo projects, living in the past via YouTube and friends that feed our addiction then out it comes — the truth. Hanging out in the middle of an interview is “Blah blah blah BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH THE BOYS IN _______ blah blah”. We LIVE for this moment and we will hold them to it, regardless of what actually happens.

3. We Scour The Internet For Any Sign Of The Boys Together In The Studio.

Nick favorited Howie’s tweet? Does that mean they were together? Was that AJ in the background of Kevin’s last picture? That was DEFINITELY Brian’s shadow in AJ’s selfie. What are they doing in NYC? WE NEED LOCATIONS ON EVERY BOY STAT!

4. We Ask The Boys Everytime We See One of Them… Even Though We Know What They’ll Say.

It doesn’t matter how many times we ask and how many times they change the answer just slightly, we get re-excited like it’s new information. Producers?! YES! Writers?! YES! Some guy we haven’t even heard of?! ALRIGHT!

5. The Month They’re Supposed To Be In The Studio Comes…

We think it’s so far away….

Then suddenly…

It’s the the month that the Boys SPECIFICALLY said they were going into the studio. For some reason in our fangirling minds, we believe that they must step into into the studio at the stroke of midnight on the 1st day of the month and they must document it. Honestly, sometimes we should probably be committed.

6. …And We Bring Up Every Unreleased Song We Ever Loved.

Well, Boys, while you’re in the studio…what about that one song? You know the one we found and downloaded illegally that you get mad that we have but we’re going to bring it up anyway? You could slap that on this album and save some time! What about that song you said you never finished recording (“Spotlight”) that we were teased with in the movie…since you’re going to in the studio anyway….maybe you could finish it? We’re only trying to help!

When you really think about how annoying we can be, we realize how lucky we are.

But, seriously, those unreleased songs….

7. Then We Just Want All The Information Immediately.

At some point, without even knowing it, we spin out of control.

What’s the EXACT date you’re going into the studio?

Are you working with other artists?

Where are you recording?

Can you periscope to prove it?

What about tour?

Are we going to hear the album on the cruise? Nick said we’d hear it on the cruise!

I NEED TO KNOW IF YOU’RE COMING TO MY TOWN!

Are you going to be on Good Morning America when you release the album?

When are you going to release it?

Is that real time or Backstreet time?

Should I ask off work?

8. Speculate, Speculate, Speculate!

It’s the middle of the month and we haven’t seen proof of the Boys in the studio. WHAT HAPPENED?! Are they not recording because of a solo project? Are they putting it off because of “creative differences”? Is this a Black & Blue type situation? Hold us, we’re scared!

9. THEN… One or more of the Backstreet Boys post a photo of them together. In the studio. 

Collective sigh….followed by uncontrollable screaming. BACKSTREET’S BACK! BACKSTREET’S BACK! (Note to media: Only fans can say that because we know what we mean.)

10. We Fall In Love All Over.

Everything after the initial studio / recording confirmation melts us. Constant streams of tweets, posts, pics flood in and we fangirl over every aspect. We prepare for the album and count down the days. We beg to hear snippets and when we do, it immediately becomes our ringtones. We tell everyone we know that new music is coming and start our crusade (once again) against the media who insists the BSB fell off the map at some point.

Bottom line: We love the Backstreet Boys and every minute of the crazy. We wouldn’t do it for anyone else. ❤