5 Seconds of Summer shared a video for “Easier,” the first single from its forthcoming new album. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
5 Seconds of Summer performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 22. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI |
5 Seconds of Summer attends the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 22. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI |
May 23 (UPI) — 5 Seconds of Summer is back with a new music video.
The Australian pop rock band, aka 5SOS, shared a moody video Thursday for the new single “Easier.”
The video takes place in a cave and shows Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin tied up or drowning as Hemmings sings about a toxic relationship.
“Watch the EASIER video now on @YouTubeMusic #5SOS,” the group tweeted Thursday.
“Easier” appears on 5 Seconds of Summer’s forthcoming fourth studio album. The band told Rolling Stone the album is inspired by dark, synth-heavy ’80s and ’90s acts like Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails.
“There is a darker tone to this record intentionally,” the group said. “[There’s] a growing attention to industrial rhythm within the band.”
5 Seconds of Summer last released the album Youngblood in June and will join the Chainsmokers on tour in September. The band plans to keep releasing singles as it works on its new album.
“Before the end of this year we would love to have at least half the record released through singles,” the group said.
5 Seconds of Summer is known for the singles “She Looks So Perfect,” “Amnesia” and “Youngblood.” The band released its self-titled debut album in June 2014.