While trying out Twitter’s newest feature, Spaces, in March 2021 as a tool to connect with their fans, they revealed that, yes, they’ve been hard at work on their fifth album. “[You] spilled them beans,” band member Ashton Irwin wrote on Twitter, tagging fellow 5SOS musician Michael Clifford. Since then, the boys have been sharing tons of photos on Instagram from inside the studio. One snap showed all the boys sitting down with Luke Hemmings behind a piano, Michael working on a computer and Calum Hood and Ashton chilling on a couch.
Nearly a month later, Michael shared a separate photo of himself in a recording booth on his own personal Instagram account. It’s safe to say these boys have something coming soon!
Fans of the Australian band first started freaking out about the possibility of new music after celebrity vocal coach Valerie Morehouse shared a life update with followers via Instagram in December 2020. “There is so much happening … I can’t wait to share it all with you,” she wrote. “@5sos [has] new music coming!”
A month later, in January 2021, band member Michael seemingly teased something was coming when tweeting, “Today is a big day for 5SOS,” without any further details. Luke, Calum, Ashton and Michael have been scarce when it comes to posting on social media amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and this may be the reason why. Although the foursome has yet to address the possibility of releasing new songs, they did celebrate their nine-year anniversary as a band on December 3, 2020.
“Hard to believe we’ve been together as a band for nearly a decade now,” 5SOS posted on the band’s Instagram account. “Whether you’re a new fan or have been with us since the beginning, thank you for being a part of this incredible journey with us.”
Ashton also celebrated the three-year anniversary of their single “Youngblood” in April 2021. “This is complete chaotic studio energy for your eyes only, had lots of fun exploring ‘Youngblood’ for its 3rd anniversary,” he wrote alongside a video of himself singing the song. “Here’s a train wreck for your entertainment.” Here’s to more tunes from the drummer on the upcoming album!
Although there’s not much information about the boys’ fifth just yet, J-14 decided to break down what we already know. Scroll through our gallery for all the details on 5SOS’ new album so far.
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