Friday, April 18, 2008

Article: New Kids single doesn’t quite Click Click Click

Here is a new article from the Boston Herald

New Kids single doesn’t quite Click Click Click

By Lauren Carter and Jed Gottlieb Friday, April 18, 2008

Once you get over the weirdness of hearing new New Kids on the Block material in 2008, well, you never really get over that.

But hoopla aside, “Click Click Click,” which appears to be the first single from the man band’s forthcoming summer reunion album “Back on the Block,” shouldn’t leave a huge impression beyond a sigh of relief for fiending fans.

On Tuesday, the song was leaked on the Internet. By yesterday, it had been taken off legitimate Web sites at the insistence of the group’s Universal label, though it can still be found streaming online with a little persistence.

Fans will have to wait until May 16 to see the 40-something Kids in action when they give their first public performance in 14 years on the “Today” show.

Boston will get its fix of Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie and Danny two days later at the sold-out KISS 108 Concert at the Tweeter Center, which also features Sean Kingston, Wyclef Jean and Boys Like Girls.

So should you go clicking in search of “Click Click Click”?

Well, the sound of the love ballad is decidedly now (What, you were expecting “Hangin’ Tough 2.0”?) with an atmospheric synth line and a drum track that borrows some tips from Ne-Yo’s people. But it’s the laid back vocal work that tells us what we really need to know.

“I don’t deserve you girl,” Jordan croons before declaring that he wants to take a mental shot of this moment. Suddenly it feels like we’re back in 1989 again.

Which isn’t exactly a bad thing. At least not to the 70 million former teens that snapped up the Boston boy band’s albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

1 comment:

RIVER said...

I just finished listening to Nasri's songs on his myspace and he is amazing. He is actually the reason the NKOTB is getting back together. Go check him out and have a listen you will love his music.

My favorite song is "NOT THE SAME"

He also wrote the new song Click Click Click and “summertime” for the NKOTB.