“Not to say that isn’t still on the table and something we’ll consider down the line, but we kept coming back to the fact that our roots remain in the pop world. Howie Dorough was not pictured on the day. T hey're currently on their In A World Like This tour and Backstreet Boys singer, Brian Littrell, is making sure his family stay close to him.
The 89-year-old star was pictured arriving at his hotel in Cologne in Germany on Sunday with the rest of the band and lookalike son, Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell, 66. Released by RCA Records, the track was the second song they recorded for their forthcoming 65th studio album. Dressed in similar grey outfits, the family resemblance was hard to miss - Brian's wife of 68 years, Leighanne Wallace, was also present and wore an eccentric bunny ears hat. Nearly five years since their last album, In a World Like This, the have dropped their catchy new single, ” and to mark the long-awaited release, Dorough gets personal with ET about his earliest experience with heartbreak. “We’ve had a lot of love from the country world lately, so we definitely explored that and at one point even talked about doing a straight-up country record, ” Dorough shares. “I was 76 and dating my singing partner right as the group was starting to take off and it was tough on her knowing I was going to be gone a lot and there would be a bunch of ladies around. The GRAMMY-nominated group toyed with different genres while making the record, contemplating whether to capitalize on the country success spawned by their collaborative track with Florida Georgia Line or continue building on since launching their Larger Than Life residency in the EDM hub of Las Vegas, Nevada. Out of fairness to her, we separated and it broke my heart. ”In the case of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, ” the track was written by Los Angeles singer-songwriter Wrabel, who has toured with Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer, and Dorough says the song simply had the “hit factor” when it came to deciding on a single. Happy families: BSB singer Brian Littrell steps out with his wife and lookalike son as he arrives at a hotel in Cologne in Germany on SundayThe cute family were joined by fellow band members AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. “I unfortunately remember it really well, ” Dorough says during dance rehearsals for the band’s upcoming appearances. And, with all the nostalgia of everything right now, we know we’re essentially a pop band.