THIS IS US is a new album due for release in 2009 by the Backstreet Boys. They are confirmed to be working with Max Martin, OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder, RedOne, Ne-Yo, Brian Kennedy,Jazze Pha, Pitbull, Claude Kelly, Akon, Lil Wayne, Jim Jonsin, Eddie Galan, T-Pain, Max Martin,Rami Yacoub, Kristian Lundin and many others have confirmed collaborations on the new album.
According To KBS Radio, The Backstreet Boys have recorded 25 songs for their new album. On May 1, 2009, the Backstreet Boys management team expressed discontent at fans posting leaked songs. Although it is still unclear as to how the songs were leaked, it has been confirmed by management that the leaks were unintentional. The album musical direction appears to be following a more Pop/R&B Urban sound. Tracks leaked include: “Bigger”, produced by Max Martin, “Masquerade”, produced by Brian Kennedy and “Helpless” produced by Jim Jonsin.
In an interview with Extra TV the Backstreet Boys confirmed the title of their seventh album to be “This Is Us”.
The Backstreet Boys formally announced the dates for the European and South American Tour for their newest album, “This is Us”. The tour will start on October 30.
Brian announced at his twitter page that the new single is called Soldier Down, produced by Red One and will be released at the end of July. He also announced on his twitter page that the new album will be released on October 6th, 2009.
Group member, Nick Carter, is posting confirmed songs from the album on his official YouTube account.
Confirmed Songs are :
Straight Through My Heart
Bye Bye Love
She’s A Dream
Helpless feat. Pitbull“Straight Through My Heart (Soldier Down)”
“Straight Through My Heart (Soldier Down)” is the first single by the Backstreet Boys from their seventh studio album This Is Us which is set to be released on October 6, 2009. The single will hit radio at the end of July, 2009. It was produced by RedOne (a producer who produced Lady GaGa “Just Dance”, NKOTB “Dirty Dancing”, Enrique Iglesias “Takin’ Back My Love”).
The single was released on July 23, 2009 on their official website and will hit radio stations on July 27, 2009. The CD/Digital release will follow in late August/early September. Group member, Nick Carter, posted the song on his official YouTube account.
The video will be filmed by the end of July, 2009. It has been mentioned that there will be choreography at some point during the video, taking them back to what originally made them famous.