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Today, multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer unveil their new single “COMPLETE MESS” via BMG – listen HERE. The anthemic single aptly balances an expansive, epic vibe with a contemporary pop sensibility. The band teased the song late last week on socials which sparked an immediate frenzy online, trending worldwide, as fans eagerly await new music. Additionally, the single heralds the band’s soon-to-be-announced fifth studio album, which will be released independently in partnership with BMG.
The release comes alongside its music video – directed by Lauren Dunn (Kali Uchis, 070 Shake, Jack White) and creative direction by Tyler Serebreni of Other Half Creative – which acts as a visual extension of the song, characterized by sequences that take on a ethereal, dreamlike quality that perfectly reflect the nature of the track. You can watch it on Youtube HERE and the video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and on the Paramount NYC Times Square billboards.
The track was created during a writing trip in Joshua tree and is the first song to be entirely written and produced by the band, with Michael handling the production. “For this record we realized if you want something done that truly represents how you feel, you’ve got to do it yourselves. We wanted that expansive sound that we naturally gravitate towards when we play together, so we had to learn how to record that,” states the group. “This new music is so authentically us. It’s exactly the kind of music we want to be making right now and it’s a good song to be able to reconnect to our fans after such a long time of not releasing music. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on.”
The song’s title references a fan favorite tee-shirt Luke used to wear, but the lyrics go far deeper, reflecting on the worthwhile chaos of a relationship. The single was perfected over several recording sessions at Rancho V in Joshua Tree, Michael’s own home studio and Dragonfly Creek in Malibu and simultaneously showcases the strength of Michael’s production and the bands song writing. The track with its mature and anthemic sound, highlights the bands evolution, now in their 11th year as a band, and represents a moment of authentic growth while also teasing what’s to come on their forthcoming album.
Additionally, the band is set to kick off their 2022 World Tour in April visiting the UK, Europe, Mexico, Canada, North America and ending in their origin Australia in December, which includes two epic shows on the Sydney Opera House forecourt. Tickets are available now at 5sos.com/tour
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. All four of the bands full-length albums debut at the top of their homeland ARIA Album Charts. They have sold over 2.5 million concert tickets while touring the world several times over, and sold more than 12 million albums. The band 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 lead single, “COMPLETE MESS,” the acclaimed Australian pop-rock group embarks on a new phase of their career, focusing on the magic that happens when the four band members come together as one. The single heralds the band’s soon-to-be-announced studio album, which will be released independently in partnership with BMG.