The Backstreet Boys released their new single, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” at midnight Thursday, marking their first song debut since “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)” off their 2013 album, In a World Like This.
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — written by Stephen Wrabel and produced by Stuart Crichton and Jamie Hartman — was recorded immediately after the first leg of the band’s successful 26-show Las Vegas residency, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life, which will kick off again with an additional 21 shows in July until November.
Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough had been teasing the song’s release throughout the week and celebrating with a three-day social media countdown until the premiere.
And fans of the boyband turned manband will not be disappointed as the group also dropped the single’s video in which the quintet shows off some impressive interpretive and synchronized dance moves that harked back to their heyday. The boys dance with a light show as their backdrop while McLean does his best to serenade what appears to be a hologram of a very attractive woman.
Their music was given a country-fied remix following a series of collaborations with Florida Georgia Line including the No. 1 hit “God, Your Mama and Me.”
“I want to create new memories. We’ve been singing the same songs for almost 25 years,” Littrell recently told PEOPLE. “It’s not that we’re not excited to sing our old hits, but we want to grow, too. We don’t want to be stuck in what was. We want to continue to grow with our fans.”