If you’ve been feeling nostalgic for the 90s, I’ve got some good news: the Backstreet Boys’ eighth studio album In a World Like This is now out! Their video for the single of the same name also just dropped, and you might feel a little pride while watching it.
Nick, Kevin, Brian, A.J. and Howie Tweeted:
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) July 30, 2013
BSB sounds pretty grateful to their larger-than-life (get it?) fans, and fans can be grateful to BSB for not only bringing out more catchy music, but getting so involved with philanthropic efforts. We’ve covered some BSB approved charity efforts before, and recently the guys teamed up with The Wanted to perform for London pride. Apparently LGBTQ rights is another pro-social issue all five guys feel strongly about, because they’ve continued their support in their new vid.
The video takes place over the course of many years and shows major events, like the moon landing and September 11. But it ends with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage and shows how two women can finally be together. It’s a touching ending to an already touching song that has lyrics like: “In a world like this where people fall apart/In a time like this where nothing comes from the heart/In a world like this, I've got you.”
The Backstreet Boys have been singing about love for 20 (!) years, and now they're showing that it’s OK to be in love with the person of your dreams, no matter what their gender.