“Chances” 2018

I had some hope for this song with the acoustic guitar intro, which was simple, but hearing a non-digital instrument is not common in modern pop music. But when the drum machine came in and the guitar faded out, I lost my hope. The main beat of the song is incredibly basic and lacks the creativity of the hip-hop beat in “Everybody”. Granted, the Backstreet Boys consider themselves a vocal group and not instrumentalists, but having more complex instrumental parts would add depth. Additionally, none of the members have a distinctive or unique vocal tone. Unfortunately, the Backstreet Boys appear to have conformed to the modern pop style and sacrificed the creativity they used to have.