Backstreets back, alright? Just one minor thing - they are missing a member.
The boy band is without Kevin Richardson for their sixth studio album, which will be released in October. The first single, "Inconsolable", is out now.
Despite the new line-up, there are no hard feelings towards Richardson, who became a first time father in July.
Nick Carter told People, "Everyone understood. There were no hard feelings and that's just the way it needs to be. We've been through a lot in 14 years together, and there's no need to get angry or overly emotional."
Howie Dorough, who is preparing to release his first solo album, said that they are all still in touch with Richardson. He said, "I just saw Kevin a couple days ago. He's got a glow that is unbelievable, and I'm happy for him. And he's happy for us as well - he's not bitter. He's totally like, 'I want you guys to do your thing and not have weirdness.'"
As one of the highest selling bands of the 90s, the pop group has decided to stick to what works and give the fans what they want. Carter described the new album, saying, "Dance tracks, poppy rock songs, really beautiful ballads and R'n'B vocals. We're being what we are and have been for years. There are no catches. We just want to cater to the fans."
"This album is definitely going to be a little different when there's only four of us, but the door's always open for Kevin whenever he wants to come back."
The Backstreet Boys now consist of Carter, Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McClean.