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Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Released A Song That Sounds Different Than What You’d Expect

But it's a catchy one.

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Calling all Backstreet Boys fans: AJ McLean has released a new single and it's just in time for your summer playlists. 

The song, "Back Porch Bottle Service," is McLean's debut solo track, and it's also part of an "upcoming country-inspired solo record," Entertainment Tonight reports. It comes less than a month after the Backstreet Boys released their new single, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."

"This is such a surreal feeling," McLean wrote on Twitter with regards to the song's release. "I can't believe the moment is finally here ... Your support so far has meant the world to me and I can't wait to hear what you all think."

"'Back Porch Bottle Service' is all about making time with the one you love," McLean tells Billboard. "Forget the club, let's just the make the night about you and me. Let me be your DJ, let me be your bartender, let me be your man."

Back in April, McLean told Entertainment Tonight that his new music was inspired by the Backstreet Boys' collaboration with Florida Georgia Line

"Doing that song with [FGL], "God, Your Mama, and Me," and then doing Crossroads, the Smooth Tour, just kind of being submerged in the whole Nashville scene, was so inspiring to me," he explained. "And out of all genres, country is probably now one of my favorites. It's all about telling a story; every song is so relatable to anyone, but my goal is a little different. I want to come in and I want to disrupt country. I want to shift. I want to shake things up just like FGL did. So you guys are in for a treat."

Since sharing the new song, McLean has been met with support from listeners on social media: 

McLean isn't the only Backstreet Boy to go solo. Nick Carter has released solo albums Now or Never and I'm Taking Off, and in 2006, Brian Littrell released his album, Welcome Home

Needless to say, we can't wait to see what McLean and all the Backstreet Boys do next. Check out McLean's solo single below:

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