Backstreet Boys Choose Love On New Single, 'In A World Like This'

Max Martin-produced single sets the mood for their July 30 album of the same name.

Backstreet Boys had a special treat for their fans on Tuesday as they inch closer to their July album release. BSB debuted their lead single, "In a World Like This," an up-tempo track about finding love when you need it most.

"In a world like this/ Where some back down/ I know we're gonna make it," the recently reunited fivesome declare on the chorus, rich with their signature harmonies. "In a time like this when love's 'round/ I know we got to take it."

So, what does that all mean to the group, who are celebrating 20 years in the industry? Well, they recently shared with MTV News what significance that title holds for them.

"I think 'In a World Like This,' both in a pop world that we've been living in for the past 20 years, and just the world that we live in with all the different things, positive things [and] negative things going on in this entire world," A.J. McLean told MTV News last month. "We're still here 20 years later, living in this world that we've created. And I think it's positive actually. It does kind of sound a little dark, but I think it's positive."

The song, produced by the group's longtime collaborator Max Martin ("I Want It That Way," "Shape of My Heart" and "The Call"), is the official lead single for their album of the same name. They released the track list for the July 30 album late Monday. And starting August 2, BSB will be joined by DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney on their summer tour, also named after the album.

The full track list for BSB's In A World Like This:

»"In A World Like This"

»"Permanent Stain



»"Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)"

»"Make Believe"


»"Trust Me"

»"Love Somebody"

»"One Phone Call"

»"Feels Like Home"