Back-Sync: Nick Carter, A.J. McClean, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass Perform together to benefit the Trevor Foundation.
So, we may not get the *Nsync reunion we all hoped for but fans still can see some of the members peform together with members from, once rivals, Backstreet Boys. Nick Carter and A.J. McClean join Joey Fatone, Lance Bass as they create a new group: Back-Sync. First, I think they could have come up with a better name: Street-sync, Sync-Boys, Boys n’sync. Anyway, I think better names were out there. Apparently, not much thought was giving to that part of the endeaver.
“It’s interesting to have the four of us knuckleheads do something together, which you’ve never seen before,”
The new group came together to perform for Pride to benefit the Trevor Foundation. As a result, the frankengroup, Back Street was able to donate a whopping $1 million to the Trevor Foundation.
Backstreet Boys members AJ McLean and Nick Carter and *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Lance Bass performed together for the first time on Friday, June 18 at Bingo Under the Stars. The event was to support Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community, which took place at The Grove Los Angeles.
They performed “I want it that way” and “Bye Bye Bye.” Needless to say, the choreography most likely will be less intense given BSB didn’t have as much intense choreography and the two members of *Nsync included in this frankengroup are not the most athletic and gifted dancers of the bunch. That’s not criticism but an observation of what may change with the group if they continue to perform outside of this one event. Back-Sync spoke to Entertainment tonight. Both groups’ members spoke about wanting to collaborate and bring exciting new songs.
Back-Sync: On Why They Never Collaborated Before
Obviously, in the 90s-2000s, fangirls were split and were either a Backstreet Boy fan or an *Nsync fan. However, it was more to do with the record company and people behind the scenes than the group themselves. Until, the groups began feeding into the rumor mill and taking what was said to heart. But, a couple of the members of both group were actually friends and lived close by. Looking back, they realize what was happening and moving forward they decided they could forge their own paths. Hense, Back-Sync was borrn.
“I still don’t understand why we didn’t get an opportunity to do more things together, but we learned that it was managers and stuff happening behind-the-scenes that prevented it. Better late than never, right?”
“Back then there was no social media, there was none of that stuff,” McLean notes. “So, press and media then pitted us against each other because look, same label, same management for a brief period of time. And we’re all from Orlando. So, like, there was a lot of the parallels and we were very similar. Same producers. But there was still a difference between the two of us, you know? … I mean, there’s a mutual respect.”
How do they sound together?
“The dynamics are different when you mix-and-match different groups,” said Carter, “It’s exciting and fun because it brings out a whole other personality that you wouldn’t necessarily do in your own group.”
“It just fits,” added McLean. “Not that that the five of us [Backstreet Boys] don’t work because we obviously do, but it’s a different feeling. It’s like when you’ve been in the same relationship for a long time, take a break, meet somebody new and it’s fresh and exciting!”
Either way, it’s clear fangirls no longer need to choose. Here’s hoping we get some original content rather than just remashing of their once hits. Leaving you with this Tik-Tok video from A.J. McLean.
New album coming soon!!!! Let’s go!!♬ original sound – AJ McLean