Check out the intense new track and official music video below!
The new track deals with 5SOS wondering if they should stay in a toxic relationship despite the person being unable to change.
The band shot the video at two historic Southern California sites – the Bronson Caves in Griffith Park, and Angeles Abbey Memorial Park in Compton.
Throughout the video, the band can be seen either drowning, being tied up, or performing together.
By the end of the video, vocalist Luke Hemmings walks down a hallway containing images of his bandmates as each photo goes up in flames.
“’Easier’ is the most confident we have been in the first song to be released off one of our records,” Hemmings explains. “Visually and sonically it feels like we took what we uncovered about ourselves as a band on the last album and honed in on that sound and aura. I truly believe that ‘Easier’ is the beginning of the best era for 5SOS.”
Bassist Calum Hood adds, ‘’’Easier’ is the perfect depiction of the individual artistry within the band and how it comes together to create 5 Seconds of Summer. This record is something we have subconsciously always needed to release. Accompanied by the euphoria and rawness of the video, ‘Easier’ is the best thing we’ve released yet.”
5SOS revealed the inspiration for the new track steams from synth-heavy groups like Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears and Nine Inch Nails. More specifically, the band cites “Easer” as a “derivative of the driving drum groove” that’s heard on NIN’s “Closer.”
Check out the incredible new track and official music video below.
Music video Director Grant Singer says of the video, “We wanted to bring back the purely cinematic rush of the epic videos I grew up watching in the ‘90’s. Inspired by this idea of rebirth and the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water, we aimed for something dramatic and explosive, like nothing you’ve seen from the band before.”
The track marks a sneak peek of the band’s forthcoming album, and while it won’t be released before going on tour with the Chainsmokers this fall, the band does reveal that we’ll have plenty of new music to hold us over.
“Before the end of this year, we would love to have at least half the record released through singles,” 5SOS explain.
You can check out a list of dates below and grab tickets here.
09/25 — Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
09/27 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
09/28 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/29 — University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/03 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
10/04 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/05 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
10/08 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
10/09 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
10/11 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
10/12 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
10/13 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
10/15 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
10/17 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/20 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/22 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
10/24 — Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
10/25 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
10/26 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
10/29 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
10/31 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/01 — Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
11/02 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/06 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
11/07 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11/08 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
11/09 — Madison, WI @ Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
11/12 — Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
11/14 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
11/15 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
11/16 — Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
11/19 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/21 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
11/23 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/24 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/26 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/29 — San Francisco, CA @ TBA
12/01 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/03 — Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
12/05 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
12/06 — Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
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