Today, multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer drop their latest single, “Older’’ – listen HERE. “Older” is a surprising shift from the band’s signature pop-rock sound to a soft, tender love ballad. The track was produced by Michael Clifford and co-written by Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran). “Older” also features vocals and a co-writing credit from lead singer Luke Hemmings’ fiancée, Sierra Deaton, which sees the couple perform together on a song for the very first time.
The single arrives ahead of their highly anticipated 5th studio album, 5SOS5, which arrives September 23, 2022, and will be released independently via BMG. The deluxe CD and digital versions of the album will have 19 tracks with cassette and vinyl formats also available. The album is available for pre-order now.
5SOS5 will showcase the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic sound, accompanied by reflective and intimate lyrics. With the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production, 5SOS5 will include their previously released tracks “Blender”, “Take My Hand”, “Me, Myself & I”, & their smash hit “COMPLETE MESS”.
On the eve of their new album, 5 Seconds of Summer will perform an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday, September 22. Tickets are now available HERE.
To commemorate the release of the bands 5th studio album, ‘5SOS5’ the band will perform a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11 year catalogue plus brand-new songs off the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir.
This will be the first time the band have played at the iconic venue but amazingly a special full circle moment, being also only steps away from where the band busked when they first arrived in the UK nearly 10 years ago.
Produced by Driift, the fully live performance will be streamed worldwide at 8:30pm London-time (BST). The show will then be rebroadcast three times so fans around the world can watch at a more convenient time. Following that, the show will be available to watch On Demand for another 3 days.
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.