The Backstreet Boys are back in town with another song that deals with matters of the heart.

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Howie, Brian, AJ, Kevin, and Nick have come out of retirement with their new single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” (I’m guessing they’ve never heard of Elton John.) Consider this a sequel to their previous records: “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” “Quit Playing Games (with My Heart),” Shape of My Heart” and “Straight Through My Heart.”

The music video opens with the five men bowing their heads before the altar of this woman, whomever she is:

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Beyonce? Is that you?
Beyonce? Is that you?
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The identity of this woman is never disclosed or further explored. There is, however, dancing, as you might have expected.

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Often in front of bright lights. Like this:

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And this:

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AJ, pictured above, finds love, but she disintegrates right before him—a bad sign, if you ask me.

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Tfw you’re a hologram
Tfw you’re a hologram
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None of the other Backstreet Men fare as well! Oh well, united they dance, divided they fall.

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No, seriously, without each other, they all seem to fall to dust:

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Remember the iTunes visualizer? No, no reason.
Remember the iTunes visualizer? No, no reason.
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Hmmm. No, yeah, that can’t be good.

Senior Writer, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

As a now-old who saw them in concert when I was 14 and proudly had some posters on the wall...this is super meh.

Not awful but not great or good either. Just, BORING.

ETA: The song I mean. The video is pretty awful, lol.