5 Seconds Of Summer Announce Their Return To The Spotlight With ‘Want You Back’

Disappearing on a well-deserved break in 2015, Australian pop-punk band, 5 Seconds of Summer has returned! Gifting their fans with an entirely new concept, their new single serves an abundance of maturity in the lyrics and sound they’ve captured.

“Want You Back” caters to the kindred soul. It whimpers through the very real premise of not being able to let go but knowing that they’re better off without you. The song deals with coming to the understanding that a relationship has fallen apart for the very last time and there is no going back. The band takes the song and reverses everything they had cemented with their previous album Sounds Good, Feels Good.

Having spent the last year in Los Angeles writing the follow up to their sophomore album, the boys will be taking on a short 26-date tour.

As for their album release, considering the single’s debut and the announcement of the tour dates, we can hopefully expect it to arrive later this month or after their brief tour. With the release of “Want You Back,” it wouldn’t be surprising if the album follows a similar sound. At least, that’s what we are hoping for!

The song begins with a sullen piano intro and connects with Luke Hemming’s soft vocals. His voice eases into the high notes for the chorus and the piano exits to allow a subtle bass line and Ashton Irwin’s drumming.

It’s an unexpected turn of events for the band. They capture the essence of modern pop while effortlessly layering it with their ability to maintain their rock personas.

In an interview with Beats 1, the band discussed the single “articulates the band we were, we are now, and what we’re gonna be.”

“Want You Back” is easily their best single to date. The single is available on Spotify and for purchase on iTunes.

Cover Image Courtesy of WeHeartIt

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