Australian pop rock band from Sydney 5 Seconds of Summer deliver a new stunning single ‘Complete Mess’ via BMG
The anthemic single aptly balances an expansive, epic vibe with a contemporary pop sensibility.
The band teased the song late last week on socials which sparked an immediate frenzy online, trending worldwide, as fans eagerly await new music. Additionally, the single heralds the band’s soon-to-be-announced fifth studio album, which will be released independently in partnership with BMG.
The group says: “For this record we realised if you want something done that truly represents how you feel, you’ve got to do it yourselves. We wanted that expansive sound that we naturally gravitate towards when we play together, so we had to learn how to record that.”
The track was created during a writing trip in Joshua tree and is the first song to be entirely written and produced by the band, with Michael handling the production.
They also add: “This new music is so authentically us. It’s exactly the kind of music we want to be making right now and it’s a good song to be able to reconnect to our fans after such a long time of not releasing music. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on.”
The single was perfected over several recording sessions at Rancho V in Joshua Tree, Michael’s own home studio and Dragonfly Creek in Malibu and simultaneously showcases the strength of Michael’s production and the bands song writing. The track with its mature and anthemic sound, highlights the bands evolution, now in their 11th year as a band, and represents a moment of authentic growth while also teasing what’s to come on their forthcoming album.
The release comes alongside its music video – directed by Lauren Dunn (Jack White, Kali Uchis, 070 Shake) and creative direction by Tyler Serebreni of Other Half Creative – which acts as a visual extension of the song, characterized by sequences that take on a ethereal, dreamlike quality that perfectly reflect the nature of the track. You can watch it on Youtube and the video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and on the Paramount Times Square billboards.
Additionally, the band are set to kick off their 2022 World Tour this summer, which will come to the UK in April and stops at London’s OVO Arena April 6th.