Today, multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5 – listen here. With 5SOS5, the band has ascended to the next level musically. The 19-track album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic pop-punk sound paired with reflective and intimate lyrics, with the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production.
The release of 5SOS5 includes their brand new single “Bad Omens’’ as well as previously released tracks Blender, Take My Hand, & Me, Myself & I, which gave fans an eagerly awaited preview of what to expect from the album. On Vulture’s list of most anticipated fall albums, they write: “Early singles ‘Complete Mess’ and ‘Me Myself & I’ promise more of the group’s signature power-pop sound, while adding a little synth-pop flair.”
5SOS5 also includes the band’s smash hit COMPLETE MESS, an anthemic single that took airwaves by storm as the #2 most added at Top 40 Radio with 100+ stations in the first week. The single was hailed by critics, with Rolling Stone (Australia) writing: “its nascent arrival showcase[es] the group’s evolved sound as they balance an expansive vibe with contemporary pop sensibilities … considered compositions and mature sound showcase a new version of 5 Seconds of Summer, but not one that is so far removed from what made them icons in the first place.”
In celebration of the release of 5SOS5, 5 Seconds of Summer played an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” last night from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London. The band performed a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11-year catalogue, plus brand-new songs from the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. Watch the band’s live performance of brand new single “Bad Omens” here.
About 5 Seconds of Summer
Since forming in 2011, 5 Seconds of Summer – comprised of Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass), and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) -have released four albums and numerous hit singles. They were quickly hailed as the “biggest new rock act in the world” by Rolling Stone, and are the only band in history to see their first three full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. The band have sold over 2.5 million concert tickets while touring the world several times over, and sold more than 12 million albums. They recently joined Spotify’s exclusive Billions Club with their hit single “Youngblood.” 5 Seconds of Summer have also been recognized with numerous prestigious accolades, including ten European Music awards, five ARIA awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards and three APRA Awards.For the first time in over a decade, 5 Seconds of Summer have completely taken control of their destiny. With their forthcoming fifth full-length album, 5SOS5, the band ascends to the next level musically – it’s also their first LP to be released independently in partnership with BMG. The album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, evidenced in their latest singles “COMPLETE MESS,” and “Me, Myself & I.” The band’s fifth studio album, 5SOS5 arrives September 23, 2022.