Buzzworthy Obsession: Backstreet Boys’ Vampire-Themed ‘Straight Through My Heart’ Video

Just prepare yourself, the Backstreet Boys go straight for the de rigueur vampire jugular with their latest comeback. (And has it really been two years since the last album? Backstreet! How I’ve missed you).

Considering “Straight Through My Heart,” directed by Kai Regan (Panic! At the Disco’s “New Perspective,” Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad”) is all about attacks of love and symbolic bleeding, how could Backstreet Boys not jump on the vampire bandwagon? (You had your shot Leona Lewis; “Bleeding Love” could’ve gone in a totally vampiric direction! I smell a remake!) Backstreet Boys also called upon producer RedOne (the magic behind Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance” and Sean Kingston’s “Fire Burning.” And did I mention sexy vampires? Possible girl-on-girl sexy vampires? We assume we won’t be seeing THAT in New Moon

… Not to suggest Backstreet Boys is completely shedding its ’90s boy band roots (a linchpin, if there ever was one, in a glorious era of TRL): The new album, This Is Us, features songwriting from Swedish mogul Max Martin, who wrote all-time classic “I Want It That Way” and Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.” In addition, the guys bust out unabashed boy band moves from right out the gate in their “Straight Through My Heart” video — just like the old days! Hey, if you’re going to be a boy band, be a damn boy band! And, equally as important, a vampire!

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