Australian quartet 5 Seconds of Summer have taken the music industry by storm literally in the span of five seconds. They’re currently one of the growing hottest groups in the scene right now, and they’re currently playing various venues in the Los Angeles area, including a sold out Rose Bowl performance on Patriots’ Day. With the band achieving such overnight success and conduct the screams of a sea of girls, this reviewer admittedly had some high expectations.
It’s a tug of war to like this band whole-heartedly because the music stands out yet the lyrical content doesn’t complement it well. Understandably, the 5SOS boys are still young and have room to mature and improve, but cheesy lyrics aside, their musicianship can be appreciated since they each rock out on their own individual instruments and contribute solid vocal melodies and harmonies.
5 Seconds of Summer established themselves impressively into the industry and will undoubtedly continue to grow as artists. Their self-titled album released in July and is available in stores and iTunes.
Words by Siri Svay, Photos by Victoria Patneaude
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