5SOS 'Youngblood' music video screenshot
[Photo by: 5 Seconds of Summer/YouTube]

5 Seconds Of Summer have just dropped the poignant new vid for their addictive hit single “Youngblood.” Below, watch the fresh 5SOS clip that explores a nostalgic but enduring love story by way of Japanese rebel biker culture.

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Per a press release, here’s what 5 Seconds Of Summer drummer and vocalist Ashton Irwin has to say about the fascinating cultural influence of the new video:

“There are many wonderful, interesting, and captivating subcultures all over the world. In every corner of this earth there are groups of inventors, visionaries, thrill seekers, and boundary pushers. These wonderful worlds that people have created, spread, and effect everyone that comes into contact with them. The Japanese Rockabilly culture is that of a renaissance and a beautiful flare of passion for everything old and new and that makes this particular subculture so interesting and amazing to us. We hope you enjoy this video. Thank you for allowing us to be explorative with the concepts we choose to visually express our songs to you. Thank you to everyone that brought this video to life.”

While we were already treated to an alternate video version for “Youngblood” featuring live performance footage of the popular quartet, it looks like the group have decided today’s the day for the official vid, as told by 5SOS’ Michael Clifford.

“[S]ince we’re in Japan,” he tweeted, “our official video for Youngblood is finally out. watch this with an open mind and I promise you won’t be disappointed.” Check out the video, see Clifford’s tweet, and scope the band’s tour dates after the clip:

5 Seconds Of Summer tour dates

08/27 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
08/29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
08/30 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
09/01 – Allentown, PA @ Great Allentown Fair
09/02 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans Amphitheatre
09/05 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
09/07 – Allegan, MI @ Allegan County Fair
09/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
09/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
09/11 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
09/13 – York, PA @ York Fair
09/14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/16 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte MCU Amphitheatre
09/18 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

09/24 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
09/26 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
09/27 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory Pavilion
09/28 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
09/30 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast CU Open Air Theatre
10/03 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose State Event Center
10/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
10/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
10/23 – Glasgow @ O2 Academy
10/26 – Manchester @ O2 Apollo
10/29 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton
11/01 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy
11/02 – Sheffield @ O2 Academy

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