Backstreet Boys Discuss Writing Songs For New Album

The Backstreet Boys are still plugging away at their new album, recording partly in their hometown of Orlando, Florida, and partly in Sweden. For their next effort, the Boys say they're attempting to write some of the songs themselves.

"There's a song that I co-wrote," Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson told MTV News. "There's a song that Brian wrote, actually two songs that Brian wrote, and the rest of the guys are finishing their demos so we can all sit down and decide what we want to put on the album what we don't." [28.8 RealVideo]

The new album is officially slated for release next April, but the lads themselves aren't betting on that just yet.

"Hopefully we'll have a single out by late January [or] early February. And hopefully [we'll] have an album out by, like, March," A.J. McLean said.

"But that's all hopefully. We don't get no dates," Howie Dorough interjected.

"It's all hopefully. We have a lot of recording to do left, just trying to make the album the best as we possibly can. So we're taking it slowly," A.J. finished.

The Boys are apparently determined to continue flogging their products right down to the final moments of 1998. The band will appear on the "Billboard Awards" on December 7th, and have also contracted to grace Dick Clark's annual New Year's Eve show on the 31st.