In a recent INROCK interview, Brian Littrell said the Backstreet Boys newest album will include various music styles, combining their earlier mid-90’s sound with their most recent guitar driven pop/rock sound.
The Backstreet Boys have set an October 30th release for their new album ‘Unbreakable’ (title confirmed by Brian and AJ during an interview at 104.5 on August 13th).The final track-listing , however , has not yet been decided. The group’s follow-up to 2005’s Never Gone will be the first effort since the departure of longtime member Kevin Richardson last summer.
JoJo from 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles posted a new ballad called “Happily Never After” on http://www.jojoontheradio.com on May 8th, 2007. It’s available for streaming on that website. It had been hand-delivered to him by Backstreet Boys’ manager, Johnny Wright, the day before. It is now expected that the song will be on an album by another artist. The chances that it will remain on this one are very slim.
“Helpless When She Smiles“, a cover of Bastiaan Ragas‘ rock ballad, was also leaked online on May 9th. It was to be the first single (said by Brian) but when found that it was sung by another artist, was withheld.
“Any Other Way”, an uptempo pop/rock song from the Backstreet Boys upcoming record was leaked to music rating sites at the end of May. The song was produced by Dan Muckula, who wrote and produced their 2005 hit single “Incomplete.” It was written by Dan Muckala, Jess Cates, and Lindy Robbins.
On July 25th, the first single was confirmed as “Inconsolable,” a piano driven power ballad similar to Never Gone’s “Incomplete.” It will be released to radio on August 27th. . Inconsolable was written and produced by Emanuel Kiriakou (Nick Lachey “What’s Left Of Me”, Katherine McPhee “Ordinary World”), and co-written by Lindy Robbins and Jess Cates. It was premiered on August 6 by Jive at Z-100, New York’s Hit Music Station.
On August 13th, Brian and AJ had confirmed that the album title is “Unbreakable“.