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Australian superstars 5 Seconds Of Summer have treated us with their brand new single, Complete Mess. The song serves as the second taste of new music from the four-piece, following the recent release of 2011 to celebrate the bands 10th anniversary.
Band member Michael Clifford took up production duties on the track, offering a refined sonic palette with frontman Luke Hemmings' mesmerising vocals floating above an atmospheric soundscape, laced with the bands signature captivating harmonies. The song explores the chaos of a relationship, with its title referencing a fan favourite t-shirt worn by Hemmings. Recorded at at Rancho V in Joshua Tree, Clifford's own home studio and Dragonfly Creek in Malibu, Complete Mess teases the bands soon-to-be-announced fifth studio album and arrives alongside a Lauren Dunn directed visual, where we meet the group as they traverse a desert landscape.
“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,” the band share. “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.”
With four chart-topping albums under their belt, 5SOS have spent the last ten years touring the world and forming a legion of fans everywhere they go. The four-piece have taken home 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. They've sold over 2.5 million concert tickets, more than 12 million albums, and joined Spotify’s exclusive Billions Club with their hit single Youngblood.
Complete Mess is out now!