5 Seconds Of Summer Return Home
Global superstars 5SOS (5 Seconds of Summer) make a welcome trip home to Sydney next week to promote new single Easier.
In an international TV first, Luke, Michael, Ashton and Calum will hit the stage for Nine’s The Voice Australia, unveiling Easier for the first time. Their performance of Youngblood on The Voice last year was electric, the band tearing up the stage in one of the most memorable guest performances of the series.
5SOS continue to set the bar higher with every single release. Easier was No. 1 most added in its first week at radio and has already reached Top 10 on the Australian airplay chart, ARIA Singles Chart and Shazam Chart, also reaching No. 6 on Spotify, the highest position in the world. 2018’s smash hit single Youngblood has reached the extraordinary heights of 8 x Platinum sales in Australia and counting.
Easier was produced by Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Charlie Puth. Grant Singer (The Weeknd, Lorde) directed the mind-bending official video.
Discussing the song, Luke Hemmings said, “’Easier’ is the most confident we have been in the first song to be released off one of our records. Visually and sonically it feels like we took what we uncovered about ourselves as a band on the last album and honed in on that sound and aura. I truly believe that ‘Easier’ is the beginning of the best era for 5SOS.”
“‘Easier’ is the perfect depiction of the individual artistry within the band and how it comes together to create 5 Seconds of Summer,” says bassist Calum Hood. “This record is something we have subconsciously always needed to release. Accompanied by the euphoria and rawness of the video, ‘Easier’ is the best thing we’ve released yet.”
The band shot the video at two historic Southern California sites – the Bronson Caves in Griffith Park, and Angeles Abbey Memorial Park in Compton.Director Grant Singer says, “We wanted to bring back the purely cinematic rush of the epic videos I grew up watching in the ‘90’s. Inspired by this idea of rebirth and the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water, we aimed for something dramatic and explosive, like nothing you’ve seen from the band before.”
5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to see its first three full-length studio albums enter both the ARIA Albums Chart and Billboard 200 at No. 1.Across their catalogue, 5SOS has sold more than eight million equivalent album units and sold over 2 million concert tickets worldwide, while cumulative streams of their songs now surpass seven billion. 5SOS – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/ guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – are recognised for an array for prestigious accolades including an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, eight MTV European Music Awards, five ARIA Awards, an APRA and two MTV Video Music Awards.