SINGLE REVIEW: 5 Seconds Of Summer – Teeth

If the past year and a half has taught me anything it is to never underestimate a band like 5 Seconds Of Summer. The Sydney four piece have had an impressive career which has had it’s mix of highs and lows and embodied a whole lot of growth. Their third studio album ‘Youngblood’ was an experimental coming of age affair which saw them stepping into a nostalgic and groovy new light as adults who are re-finding their creativity in a new and different way.  

With their experimentation levels at a all-time high, the band have collaborated with The Chainsmokers and are even heading on the road with them for a massive North America arena tour in September. With their mainstream impact growing again, they’ve dropped the new single ‘Teeth’, which also coincidentally features on the new ’13 Reasons Why Soundtrack’.

The bass driven song is full of energy and angst which continues their exploration into this fresh new direction. Taking inspiration from ‘Youngblood’ and ‘Who Do You Love’, they completely just grab ahold of your attention during the rapid energy of the first chorus. It’s a song that you can’t not have an opinion of immediately with it’s dark and captivating undertones and shredding baseline.

Channeling an aggression surrounding heartbreak, the chorus has serious attitude in the best type of way. “Fight so dirty, but your love so sweet. Talk so pretty, but your heart got teeth”. It’s an imagery that you won’t be able to un-see and that’s what this song intended in doing. It’s built around dark visuals and tones, and it translates well in a big way that will have the hook cemented in your head.