NEW MUSIC: 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER | COMPLETE MESS
Close to two years after releasing their last full-length album, global pop icons 5 Seconds of Summer unveiled their ethereal new single "Complete Mess" alongside its accompanying music video. The first taste of the band's soon-to-be-announced fifth album, the group first teased the release of "Complete Mess" last week, with its nascent arrival showcasing the group's evolved sound as they balance an expansive vibe with contemporary pop sensibilities. With its title referring to an old t-shirt worn by Luke Hemmings (and beloved by fans), the song's lyrics are far more powerful, with the track ruminating on the worthwhile chaos of a relationship. First emerging during a writing trip in Joshua Tree, "Complete Mess" is the band's first song to be entirely written and produced, with Michael Clifford taking on production duties. In the visual directed by Lauren Dunn, the Australian quartet wander through a desert in dapper monochromatic looks like lead singer Luke Hemmings, bassist Callum Hood and guitarist Michael Clifford trade-off vocals on the verses. 5 Seconds of Summer last released a full-length album by way of 2020’s "CALM," the group’s respective members have been far from lazy. While drummer Ashton Irwin released his solo debut by way of 2020’s "Superbloom," so too did Hemmings find himself working on solo material, unveiling the chart-topping "When Facing the Things We Turn Away From" in August of 2021.