On October 16, 2001, the Backstreet Boys’ released a country-inspired single from their “Greatest Hits” album called “Drowning.” The song, which ironically enough co-written by Linda Thompson who previously was engaged to Elvis Presley and married to Caitlyn (aka Bruce) Jenner. At the time she was married to legendary songwriter/producer David Foster.
The original version of the music video did not go over well:
But this version that was shot by the legendary music video director Nigel Dick (“As Long As You Love Me” / “All I Have To Give”) was breathtaking:
And check out Ezra May and I discuss the music videos here:
Check out this performance of “Drowning” on CBS This Morning:
My internet is way too slow to watch all the videos but I have seen the wet and dry version even beforehand. The wet version would not have catapulted the way it did with the released one because it spoke of the darkness with black in it and only emphasized the sexuality of the boys, even with AJ’s attire, plus he fact it was all done with computer graphics which was not at all that impressionable at that time, but now, with the onset of hi-tech concepts, it is much improvised and creatively done with the right directors on IT. NIgel Dick is a genius with creation so concepts on video productions.
The wet version spoke of sexuality while the garden version with sensuality that is actually the way to touch a girl’s heart, right?