Backstreet Boys back in the studio

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. pop group The Backstreet Boys takes a more mature approach on its latest album than the youthful sound that made it famous, MTV reported Friday.

"It's been like three years since we've all been in the studio together, so it's like the fire was rekindled," Nick Carter told MTV during a recent break from recording.


"We're just not doing it like we did before, with the same sound we've always had," A.J. McLean said of the band's first LP since 2000's "Black & Blue." "The vocals and harmonies are obviously going to stay the same. That's us, we'll never change when it comes to that. But production-wise, we're definitely experimenting with different writers, different producers, and we're kind of going in there and just not limiting ourselves this time."

The new, as-of-yet-untitled album is due out late in the summer, with the first single arriving a month or so earlier and a tour to follow, MTV said.

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