Artist: Backstreet Boys
Premiered: July 24, 2013
Last Updated: January 12, 2014
On July 24, Billboard.com premiered a new song from Backstreet Boys called ‘Breathe’ from their upcoming album ‘In a world like this’. Magne is a co-writer on the song, along with Martin Terefe, Andreas Olsson, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough and Nick Whitecross.
According to the Billboard premiere article, the song was inspired by the movie ‘Drive’. Here are some comments about the song from Idolator.com:
It’s a bit of a stretch to say this is sonically related to Drive (and is in a different universe thematically), but the verses do have a hushed synth throb underpinning them so you can see where the foundation of the song began. Otherwise, the song swells with strings and an uplifting melody. We’re not saying BSB missed the mark — we’re just saying they couldn’t resist using the initial Drive idea as a jumping off point to do what they do best.
Backstreet Boys have performed the song at at least two fan events (videos from London [June 30] and Berlin [July 2] can be found on YouTube), as well as on Q102 in Philadelphia and Jimmy Kimmel Live, which can be seen below.
- 07/25/2013 – a-ha.com: Magne co-writer on Backstreet Boys song ‘Breathe’
- 07/25/2013 – MTV Buzzworthy: New Songs: Backstreet Boys, ‘Breathe’ And ‘Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)’
- 07/24/2013 – She Knows Entertainment: Backstreet Boys release new song “Breathe”
- 7/24/2013 – Idolator: Backstreet Boys’ “Breathe”: Hear The ‘Drive’-Inspired Track
- 07/24/2013 – Billboard.com: Backstreet Boys, ‘Breathe’: Exclusive Song Premiere
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