Earlier this month, the Aussies dropped “No Shame,” and announced the release date for their upcoming record.
“For a band to make it to four albums is no small feat in itself,” lead vocalist Luke Hemmings says in a statement. “But to be reinventing and constantly pushing our songwriting and to come out with music that we’ve never been more proud of makes me so happy to be in 5 Seconds of Summer.”
“C A L M speaks on a journey through a young man’s life, for better or for worse. We are all human and all make mistakes, sometimes we hurt the ones we love and inevitably, ourselves in the process. C A L M leaves the band in a much happier, unified and calm state of mind to continue making albums for years to come.”
“No Shame” is an upbeat groove and perfectly shows off the band’s continuing growth. In the music video, we see Hemmings fake his own death, a brutal car crash and a brand new car. Not particularly in that order and certainly not with that plain of context.
Now, the band have dropped yet another single, and this one is really touching.
The band announced the track two days before it’s release.
OLD ME // OUT FRIDAY MIDNIGHT LOCAL pic.twitter.com/MatWgGpYpk
— 5 Seconds of Summer (@5SOS) February 19, 2020
The day before “Old Me’s” release, they shared a collage of photos of the band’s younger selves.
SHOUT OUT TO THE OLD ME pic.twitter.com/PrY3aWB6Y5
— 5 Seconds of Summer (@5SOS) February 21, 2020
The group even changed their profile picture to a photo of their younger selves. We’re guessing it was taken back when the band first started since it looks like Michael Clifford still hadn’t started dying his hair yet.
Guess who’s crying pic.twitter.com/5pe7ShdEyS
— chant (@healycojudo) February 21, 2020
Hemmings says the track serves as a way for the band to reminisce on growing up and how they helped each other when they first started getting famous.
“‘Old Me’ carries a youthful spirit and follows the narrative of a young persons life growing up, for better or for worse,” he says in a statement. “Every decision we made, whether right or wrong, has led us to the men we are proud to be today. We were thrown into the public eye at a young age and gratefully had each other at a confusing time. Sometimes it’s important we look back in order to appreciate the journey we’ve been on together.”
The touching lyric video features photos of the band when they were younger as well as clips from some of their performances on stage. Check out the imagery below!
The band formed in 2011, and got their big break when One Direction took them on tour as support in 2013 even though they didn’t release their debut studio album until 2014. Almost ten years later, the band has gained a massive following with many fans who have been there since the beginning.
Fans on Twitter are expressing their gratitude for the track through tears and heartfelt sentiments.
We all grew up with you. I’m proud to see the development of this band and all of you, as individuals. This song represents so many things. Thank you.
— Yasmin NO SHAME / OLD ME (@THE1975lRWlN) February 21, 2020
the way this lyric video has got me sitting in a pool of my TEARS
— emma ✨ NO SHAME (@oldmeclifford) February 21, 2020
The track is available to purchase and stream here.
More on 5 Seconds Of Summer
C A L M drops March 27 via Interscope Records and is available to preorder here. Check out the tracklisting below.
C A L M tracklisting
5 Seconds of Summer hit the road in August. Tickets go on sale are available here and a full list of dates is below.
08/12 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Sports Palace
08/14 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Auditorio Telmex
08/15 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Auditorio Citibanamex
08/19 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
08/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Amphitheater at White River State Park
08/22 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/23 – Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
08/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
08/26 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/28 – Washington DC @ The Anthem
08/29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/02 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
09/03 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
09/05 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/06 – Allentown, PA @ Allentown Fair
09/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
09/10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
09/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/13 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
09/15 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory
09/17 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre (formerly Comerica Theatre)
09/23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/26 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion