Australian pop-punk band?5 Seconds of Summer?gained their second consecutive No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with their second album called ?Sounds Good Feels Good.?
Made up of young lads Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin, ?Sounds Good Feels Good? is a follow-up to their self-titled debut, which also premiered at No. 1.
Guitarist?Michael Clifford?said that ?She?s Kinda Hot? was initially supposed to be a solo by Irwin during their recent appearance on the Howard Stern Show. ??She?s Kinda Hot? was originally just Ashton singing the whole song. It was meant to be like the drummer song.?
During the show, the band was brutally honest and revealed their thoughts on dating Taylor Swift. ?She feels a little destructive to me,? Irwin said. ?I think it?s interesting, I think it?s cool, she?s a deep thinker. She has a lot of songs about some messed up relationships. I think some good songs would come out of it.?
The band performed ?She?s Kinda Hot? along with a cover version of Green Day?s ?American Idiot.? The lads are big fans of Green Day, and Hemmings revealed they were supposed to work with the Green Day frontman. ?We were gonna write with Billie [Joe Armstrong] for the album, but he was busy doing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.?
The band also cited bands like McFly, Blink 182, Busted, All time Low, and Boys Like Girls as their influences.
Often mistakenly referred to as a boy band, the members made it clear that they are different from other groups like One Direction because they play their own instruments and definitely don?t dance.
“We’re not a boy band — we’re a band,” said drummer Ashton Irwin in an interview with Billboard. “We don’t want to be called the next One Direction. That’s not us.”
“A lot of bands have to change what they sound like, but we are exactly the band that we want to be: a pop band, definitely, but we’ve got a rock and punk edge,” added Hemmings. “We’re not trying to be anything that we’re not. We’re not the new anything. We’re the first 5 Seconds of Summer.”
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