It’s a Backstreet Boys Christmas, and the boy band is here to make things happy and bright – three whole months early. On Tuesday (September 6), the quintet shared their new single, “Last Christmas,” which marks the first offering for the group’s upcoming Christmas album.
The Backstreet Boys have reimagined the beloved Christmas classic – originally released by Wham! in 1984, and recently peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January – with sleek pop instrumentals tinged with R&B elements. All of the lyrics to the song’s original counterpart remain unchanged, though the boy band have released a festive lyric video to go along with the track.
“Last Christmas” is the first single from the Backstreet Boys’ Christmas album, A very clandestine Christmas. The album – which notably marks the band’s first collection of Christmas songs and their first studio effort in three years – will be released on October 14 via BMG.
In addition to “Last Christmas,” other holiday tracks such as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will be included on the disc. There are also three original Christmas songs on the album titled “Christmas in New York”, “Together”, and “Happy Days”.
Fans can pre-register A Very Clandestine Christmas stream and pre-order the album through Target, Walmart, Amazon and more. The Target version of the album will feature two additional tracks – “Feliz Navidad” and “Christmas Time Again”.
Until the album is released, Backstreet Boys will continue their 2022 tour, making stops in Nashville, Wichita, Oklahoma City and more before heading to Europe in October.
Listen to “Last Christmas” below.