Howie Dorough and his fellow Backstreet Boys are back, alright!
The 39-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow boy-banders have released the official music video for their new single “In a World Like This.”
The clip features all five original members of the band, Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson, looking as fresh-faced as they were when they formed the band 20 years ago.
But Dorough and the gang have matured with the years, with their new track featuring a deep message.
With the quintet performing outdoors, the almost four-minute clip features several important events in American history such as the first moon landing, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and most recently, marriage equality.
“The concept of the video is based on the song, which tells a story of how love conquers all and ‘in a world like this’ that we live in, with all the craziness and negative energy that can go around, with real love you can overcome anything,” said McLean about the new video.
McLean added that by highlighting marriage equality in their new music video, “BSB wants to show our support for the LGBT community and we believe that two people of the same sex should have the right to get married. Gay marriage has been a long-standing issue and recently the LGBT community celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave legally married same-sex couples the same federal rights as heterosexual couples.”
The Backstreet Boys are set to release a new album on July 30 to mark their 20th anniversary in the music industry, as well as a world tour.