When Facing the Things We Turn Away From is due out next month!
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and 5 Seconds of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings has unveiled the visual for his latest single, Motion. Weaving together threads of psych-rock, funk and pop, the track is built upon oscillating synths and a ripping guitar riff that simmer beneath Hemmings falsetto vocals.
Directed by Australian legend Kris Moyes (The Presets, Gordi, The Temper Trap), we're taken on a psychedelic voyage through the musicians psyche as he wonders through the dessert. The vibrant and abstract clip is made complete with data-moshed footage as we follow the singer through a variety of settings. The clip juxtaposes the reality with a sense of distortion, representing the dual realities that can exist within our own minds and manipulate our decision making process and our experience as humans.
Speaking of the visual, Hemmings shares: “I love this video. It was such a pleasure to work with fellow Aussie and director Kris Moyes. He worked with my vision for this video and took it way beyond what I thought it could be. Hope you enjoy it! " Moyes adds, "With the help of Luke’s highly organised creative mind and my heroic, ever-patient producer, we created something really special; to me, the work feels like we are in the point of view of a young Heidegger swaying in the motions of meaning and time."
Written throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, When Facing the Things We Turn Away From is set to showcase sonic and conceptual growth from the 5SOS frontman, with the musician sharing that the record "allowed me to decipher the last 10 years of my life and help me make sense of the person I am today and how I got here".
When Facing the Things We Turn Away From is out August 13. Watch the visual for Motion below.