Blue must have known what I have been up to recently (
treachery!) that they show up in the suggestions on Youtube, right smack in the middle of Backstreet Boys. Don’t worry, lads. There are actually a couple of songs by BSB (meaning I still care about you… oh wait, that IS a Backstreet Boys song!) that suit your voices. “On Without You” is one. Stumbling upon this makes it obvious that I scoured the Internet for unreleased tracks of the American boyband… oops!
This next song I can’t imagine Blue to be doing, but heck, it’s composed by RedOne, this time with J-Marc and Kristian Lundin, Carl Falk and Rami who have worked with BSB in the past. Blue has mentioned in interviews that they are collaborating with RedOne for the new album. Somehow I can’t imagine them to do a “Straight Through My Heart”-esque song. Anyway, here’s “Figured You Out”:
“I’m not a player, I’m not a clown” does not make sense, but it’s sung in a sexy, almost vengeful manner that it’s more than okay to overlook the lyrics. Just imagine Nick with out-of-bed hair singing this line, and I bet you wouldn’t even bother with words that mean nothing, hrhr. AJ’s voice also stands out in this track, and it seems like Brian has gotten his “old voice” back on this track.
- Kristian co-wrote “Quit Playing Games with My Heart” and “I Want It That Way” with Max Martin, while Rami worked on “The Call” with Max, too. Probably why the intro to “Figured You Out” is so “The Call” (and I love it!).
- Carl and Rami co-wrote One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing.” Interestingly, those songs have yet to grow on me. It only proves that they write with the band’s audience in mind… and it means I am NOT One Direction’s market. Haha. (Read: I’m old)