This is not a drill: The Backstreet Boys (that oldies band that performed with Gigi Hadid on “Lip Sync Battle“), *NSYNC (that experimental project Justin Timberlake used to be involved with ), 98 Degrees (a musical trio responsible for launching Nick Lachey’s game-show-hosting career), and O-Town (just go with it) got together and released a collaboration for the new SyFy movie, “Dead 7,” which stars BSB members Nick Carter and AJ McClean, as well as SYNCer Joey Fatone.
“In the End”—which is a harmony-heavy throwback to the ballads made famous by the boy bands of the late ’90s and early 2000s—was recorded by Carter, McLean and Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys, Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees and Erik-Michael Estrada from O-Town.
It’s true most marquee members of each band didn’t sign up (like you have anything better to do, Timberlake), but the song still manages to sounds exactly as if it were recorded by each group separately during their heyday.
The film—which premieres April 1—has been compared to the camp-tastic “Sharknado,” which also brought out ’90s
has-beens former stars like Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.
Listen to the song below—it’s definitely a throwback.