Today, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), premiere the video for the title track from their chart-topping new album Youngblood out now on Capitol Records. Filmed in Tokyo, the video was directed by Frank Borin(Angel Haze, The Script, Tinashe) – watch it HERE.
Says Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums), “There are many wonderful, interesting, and captivating subcultures all over the world. In every corner of this earth there are groups of inventors, visionaries, thrill seekers, and boundary pushers. These wonderful worlds that people have created, spread, and effect everyone that comes into contact with them. The Japanese Rockabilly culture is that of a renaissance and a beautiful flare of passion for everything old and new and that makes this particular subculture so interesting and amazing to us. We hope you enjoy this video. Thank you for allowing us to be explorative with the concepts we choose to visually express our songs to you. Thank you to everyone that brought this video to life.”
Says Frank Borin, “About 10 years ago I was shooting in Tokyo and was walking through Yoyogi park when I came upon this huge group of Japanese rockabilly guys and girls. Every Sunday, they were dressed to the nines in full rockabilly gear, doing their hair out in public, taping up their decades old boots, and dancing the day away to 50’s music blasting on their boombox. Flash forward to 10 years later, 5SOS was releasing Youngblood and the band and I were collaborating on another video together. The band were really into the idea of highlighting the rockabilly crew and we hung out with them for a couple days. They took us around Toyko and gave us a peak into their world which really lent itself to the spirit of the song and ultimately became the video.”
Tickets for 5SOS’ Meet You There Tour are on sale now at LiveNation.com. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (October 12). Full itinerary can be found here.
Youngblood, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, expands 5SOS’ musical parameters while retaining the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of their appeal.
5SOS is now the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to see its first three full-length studio albums enter the chart at No. 1.
The title song is a smash hit, with cumulative worldwide streams already surpassing 400 million.“Youngblood” has taken the No. 1 slot on both Apple Music’s biggest pop playlist, “Today’s Hits,” and Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” playlist. Watch the “Youngblood” live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3 Tour, here. The album’s first single, “Want You Back,” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in over 18 countries earlier this year.
Combined sales of 5SOS’s self-titled debut album and 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good now exceed six million units worldwide. Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. “She’s Kinda Hot,” the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – have won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. The band was recently nominated for three 2018 Teen Choice Awards – for Choice Song Group (“Youngblood,”) Choice Music Group and Choice Summer Group.