SINGLE REVIEW: 5 Seconds Of Summer – No Shame

Your favourite Australian pop-rockers have spent the last year rolling out some serious bangers and further experimenting with their playful sound. And finally on March 27 they will unveil their highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Calm’, that promises to further sonically experiment and explore the humanisation of young adulthood. 

Their new track ‘No Shame’ is a oozing pop-rock moment that follows in the footsteps of ‘Easier’ and ‘Teeth’ but with a laid-back production that is less in your face and electronically prominent. 

The production is somewhere in between their ‘Youngblood’ and ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ era’s with some added electronic distortion towards the end of the track. 

While it is a little sedated sonically there is a clear pop polish on the hook which still captures that lively energy that their songs have always embodied. 

Lyrically the song represents their battle with fame and how they can play up to the attention and stereotypes that come with it. 

“I only light up when cameras are flashing. Never enough and no satisfaction. Got no shame” lead singer Luke Hemmings sings before confessing “I love the way you’re screaming my name”. 

It’s a catchy song that has a smooth pop-rock hook but in comparison to ‘Teeth’, ‘Easier’ and ‘Who Do You Love’, the song just doesn’t have the same captivating energy and essence that they’ve spoiled you with recently.