SINGLE REVIEW: 5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back


Over the past couple of years 5 Seconds Of Summer have secured themselves a massive fanbase with their signature pop-rock sound that saw them touring the world alongside One Direction and quickly becoming one of Australia’s biggest exports. Taking a year off to rest and work on their forthcoming third studio album the four piece are finally ready to share the first glimpse of their new sound. “Want You Back” hears them departing their try hard punk roots and heading towards a groovier alternative pop-rock arrangement. It’s very different to anything they’ve done before but it works so well. It’s very mature and perfectly reflects the summery sound pop music is currently delivering. The lyrics explore a never ending love with a cute and reflective storyline. “No matter where I go, I’m always gonna want you back. No matter how long you’re gone, I’m always gonna want you back”. It’s less angsty and “try hard” as their previous material and hears them just experimenting and trying to find what their sound really is. The pop-rock roots are still in tact but are just delivered in a different and more interesting way. It’s less predictable and will have your toes tapping instantly. It’s a very pleasant surprise because I was really expecting to hate this song.


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