Although I’m glad to hear 98 Degrees back on the airwaves after 10 years (shout-out to my boy band lovers and 90’s people!), I’m not a fan of their new single, “Microphone.” The production is basic, ground-level, techno-dance and the lyrics are…. agonizingly self-explanatory. They’re literally encouraging a woman to sing into a microphone. It possibly could be a metaphor for love, like a “step up to the plate and shout out your love for me” kind of thing, but I strongly doubt it. Nick Lachey’s “A Father’s Lullaby” album for Fisher Price is likely more inspiring (Lachey is a new gushing father, by the way). Let’s hope the tracks they’ve reportedly recorded for their upcoming new album are far better. In the meantime, you can catch 98 Degrees on “The Package Tour” with New Kids on the Block & Boyz II Men. You can listen to “Microphone” here.