Review: Backstreet Boys – The Call (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Backstreet Boys – The Call.

This track was released in 2000 on the album Black & Blue.

The track starts off with a telephone ring. A guitar joins the track and a phone call. The drum kit and instruments joins the track. An orchestral hit makes an appearance as the main vocals enter the track. After another orchestral hit, the vocals take the track into the main chorus.

From there, one of the main vocals take the track into the next verse. This verse is short as the rest of the main vocals rejoin the track for the main chorus. This section ends with an instrumental section with pieces of main chorus vocals.

The vocals then hit a choir section. Some subtle orchestral elements make an appearance. After that, the main vocals take the track into the next verse. The guitar element then makes an appearance. Then, the main vocals take the track into the main chorus again. a line of the main chorus is repeated and the sound of a hang-up takes the track out.

The first problem with this track is that the verses are a bit short. Additionally, some of the verses melt into the main chorus. Since the main chorus isn’t exactly distinct from the rest of the track, the structure of the track winds up suffering.

A second problem with this track is the fact that it really doesn’t bring anything new to the table. It essentially recycles the old formula and tweaks the lyrics. It lends credence to an observation of “if you’ve heard one track, you’ve heard them all”.

Overall, this track lacks overall creativity. The verses are short and the structure needs quite a bit of work. With so few redeeming qualities, this track can easily be skipped over.


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