New Kids on the Block finish filming their first video

The New Kids on the Block just finished filming the video for their first new single in a billion years, Summertime . Msat wasn’t a big fan of their live performance on the Today Show three weeks ago, and I have to agree that they sounded pretty damn spotty live. Supposedly it takes a pretty in shape and athletic performer to be able to sing well and dance at the same time. I can’t claim to do either of those things well, so I have no clue, but I’m guessing that being out of the game for so long impacted their performance a bit.

Nonetheless, they seem alright in the studio. Summertime is a pretty generic pop song. I was a pretty big fan of the NKOTB back in second grade, so I’m biased and totally rooting for them. That said, I think the single is just too damn boring – I could attribute it to any nameless boy band out there. But it’ll probably get some attention just for the novelty factor. People has a “behind the scenes” look at the filming of the video.

What music video is complete without bikini-clad women dancing? In the final chapter of New Kids on the Block’s backstage video – seen on exclusively thanks to Interscope Records – the reunited boy band gets dressed up to get down on the tiki-club set in Malibu before working their dance and doo-wop skills in front of a green screen. Once the director wraps filming, Donnie tells the camera: “What started off as a goofy little concept on the BlackBerry at 2 in the morning might turn out to be a video after all!” You be the judge. Tune in to VH1 on June 8 at 2 p.m. to see the entire “Summertime” video.

[From People]

I think the New Kids would have been wiser to do a song that – while still pop – courts their old fans. Something aimed at the mid-twenties-to-early-thirties set. Summertime sounds like the same generic crap I hear aimed at 15-year-olds. Maybe I’m totally wrong, but I don’t get the feeling today’s high schoolers are into the New Kids. Sad as it is. The video looks fairly cheesy to me – but I still love them. I need to go dig out my old Jordan Knight pillowcases. Even though I totally have a thing for Donnie Wahlberg now.

Here’s the first two parts of the making of Summertime. For the final installment you have to visit People’s website.

Header of the New Kids performing at at Z100′s Zootopia Concert in East Rutherford, NJ on May 17th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Curlyfry80 says:

    OK, so before everybody starts slamming the new kids…I loved them when I was in the 4th grade, and this whole comeback secretly makes me smile. However, all I want to hear is the old stuff, I have no interest in their new song and most people my age will agree.

  2. Kristin says:

    I guess I am too young to know who they are.

  3. Jody says:

    They were my first concert, I was in 4th grade, and it was the single greatest night of my life at that moment.
    I more than agree with you on the novelty factor, and they need to realize that too. 99.9% of the tickets sold for their concert is going to be for Hangin’ Tough, not Summertime. Sorry Fellas.

  4. Mairead says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaawn. I was a fan way back when too. But God that song is DULL and the video doesn’t look much better :? Perhaps it’s a grower, so we’ll see.

    I have to say this, at the moment I think Take That did the comeback thing better – they had a bit of pomp and ceremony about it and got people who didn’t like them the first time around to like the newer stuff. “Let It Shine” is a very catchy song.

  5. Jess says:

    I was a huge fan back in the day…posters, shirts, towels, you name it.

    At 12 or 13 I saw them on a TV special that was live, and they were HORRIBLE! I was so disappointed and glad that I never paid to see them in concert.

    Anyone can sound good on a recording, but the test of a true artist is how they perform live. Sorry, NKOTB, I’ve moved on to better talent.

  6. Mashia6 says:

    I’m 29 and I love their new song. At first I was skeptical but it totally grew on me…if you listen to the lyrics it’s a great first single. The sample of Click Click Click on their site is amazing, totally new and fresh. I’ve seen other videos of them live since the Today show and they sounded much better. I think the fact that it was pouring rain had a lot to do with the poor sound. I’m nostaligic for the old stuff but really am looking forward to the new music.

  7. Jessica says:

    Ok, so all you people that are saying that New Kids On The Block coming back is not cool, then you were never a real new kids fan….I’m 27 now, and I love it! They haven’t been together in like 15 years, and still have the heart for the music, I think its absolutely fabulous! I heard they were getting back together, and got the warm fuzzies all over again! Any by the way, SUMMERTIME rocks!!! I can’t wait to buy the CD when it comes out!! Welcome Back New Kids!!!

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