Backstreet’s back, and you’re going to need a tissue.
The Backstreet Boys released the official music video for their Steve Aoki collaboration “Let It Be Me,” and while there are plenty of forlorn close-ups and boyish dance moves, the heart of the clip is a collection of tear-jerker stories from real humans.
“Let It Be Me” features men and women telling stories of love’s triumph over hate and disease. There’s the man whose wife battles cancer, the woman who’s parents disown her for being gay, the deaf man who feels he’s less than others, and the trans woman who live her life in constant fear. There’s a happy ending for all, but their journeys to get there will move you just as far.
It’s touching and true to life. Watch the video for “Let It Be Me” from Aoki and the Backstreet Boys below.