Once again a quintet, with Kevin Richardson having rejoined Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell, the Backstreet Boys are well into recording their follow-up to 2009′s This Is Us, their first album with all five members since 2005′s Never Gone.
“We’re about 75 percent through,” Dorough tells Rolling Stone of the as-yet untitled album, which will be out in time for the group’s 20th anniversary in 2013. “We’re trying to have a single released hopefully in the spring, and an album summer or third or fourth quarter.”
The group spent three weeks in London earlier this year working with producer Martin Trefere, who has worked with Train and Jason Mraz, among others. They’ve also worked with the Fliptones and reteamed with Dan Muckala, who wrote “Incomplete.” Two other collaborators, Morgan Taylor Reid and the “Prophet” (Mika Guillory), co-wrote the group’s current holiday song, “It’s Christmas Time Again,” with Dorough and Carter. Read the rest of this entry »