Backstreet Boys will release their tenth studio album, DNA, next week and before the project drops the guys are giving fans an early listen of an a cappella track called “Breathe.”
“Wanted to give you all a taste of old school a cappella Backstreet with ‘Breathe’ off our new album DNA (out this time next week!) Watch the lyric video and listen now,” they share on Twitter.
Wanted to give you all a taste of old school a cappella Backstreet with “Breathe” off our new album DNA (out this time next week!) Watch the lyric video and listen now. #BSBBreathe #BSBDNA https://t.co/meotJwe2YI pic.twitter.com/RR1WKI0BZP
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) January 18, 2019
On the stirring breakup ballad, each member gets his own time in the spotlight as they sing about their regrets and going numb at the end of a relationship. The a cappella track highlights the boy band’s famous harmonies and exemplifies their storied 25-year career.
“Don’t let go when the daylight’s gone / ‘Cause it’s always darkest before the dawn / I breathe / When the cold air starts filling up my lungs / When I hate the things that I’ve become / I breathe,” they harmonize on the chorus.
“Breathe” is the fourth track the band has released ahead of the album’s reveal on Jan. 25. On the heartfelt “No Place,” unveiled earlier this month, the Backstreet Boys’ wives and children star in the music video.
“I’ve been all around the world / Done all there is to do / But you’ll always be the home I wanna come home to / You’re a wild night with a hell of a view / There ain’t no place, ain’t no place like you,” the group sings on the chorus.
“No Place” was written by country hitmakers Brett James (Carrie Underwood’s “Love Wins,” “Jesus Take the Wheel”), Joshua Miller (Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be”) and Troy Verges (Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted,” “I Want Crazy”). It follows the release Backstreet Boys’ previous singles, “Chances” and their Grammy-nominated hit “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”