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.
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.
— 5 Seconds of Summer (@5SOS) February 23, 2018
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