5 Seconds of Summer released their third studio album Youngblood on June 15th, and it’s everything 5SOS fans have been eagerly waiting for. The band has taken the last 3 years since their last release, Sounds Good Feels Good, to focus on this album, and they certainly branched out with their sound while also keeping up their original pop-punk brand fans know and love.
“Youngblood” is the first song on the album, the title song, and 5SOS’ newest single. It’s more pop than punk, but contains such a fun, catchy beat that had me listening to the song practically daily. This song has also reached the top charts on both Apple Music and Spotify. “Youngblood” set the tone for the album, showing the band’s musical growth over the last few years.
“Want You Back” is another song that has hit the top charts and also contains that upbeat, fun sound that is consistent throughout the album. This song also shows the lyrical maturity of the band and how they’ve grown in that sense since their last album.
One of my personal favorites is “Valentine,” and it has me playing it on repeat. The beat and overall makeup of the song is unlike anything 5SOS has released. It is calm and catchy, and consists of vocals from all the band members, something that makes the band unique.
“If Walls Could Talk” is another one of my go-tos on the album. 5SOS’ punk, edgy roots show in this song while also still being upbeat and catchy. I also enjoy the lyrical aspect of this song and it shows the depth and meaning 5SOS has put into this album.
There is so much to be said about all 16 songs 5SOS has blessed us with on Youngblood. It shows how much they’ve grown and matured from a garage pop-punk band into one of the music industry’s biggest and most respected rock bands that can also reach the top of the pop charts. With intimate lyrics, catchy riffs, and overall musical talent, 5 Seconds of Summer has already made a name for themselves, especially with this new album that is without a doubt their most daring and intricate release yet.
Check out 5SOS’ video for their single, “Youngblood.”