Backstreet Boys Advocate Equality ‘In A World Like This’

Coming in from left field, the (increasingly misnamed) Backstreet Boys have released a new single and music video “In A World Like This.” The poppy tune definitely hearkens back to the style of their heyday, but the lyrics which cover the theme of love conquering all adversity are ultimately shallow and forgettable.

The song is performed over three vignettes of couples witnessing major events in American history: the moon landing, 9/11, and the defeat of Prop 8. Though the lyrics only tangentially touch on anything happening on-screen (and make no sense in regards to the moon landing), I have to admit that the lesbian couple holding hands while watching Prop 8 being struck down got me a little misty-eyed.

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