Sounds Good Feels Good by 5 Seconds of Summer
“I can’t change the world but maybe I can change your mind.” This is a song lyric from one of 5 Seconds of Summer’s new songs from there new album Sounds Good Feels Good.The album was released October 23rd, 2015. The deluxe version of the album has 17 songs, and teenage girls love it.
5 Seconds of Summer, a.k.a 5SOS, is an Australian band with 4 guys: Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin. They all sing, but Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford are guitarists. Calum Hood plays the bass guitar, and Ashton Irwin plays the drums. The band formed in 2011 singing covers on Youtube. Now people think of them as a “boy band” but they are more of a rock band.Their songs have a variety of genres including rock, pop, punk, alternative, and teen pop.
Their new album is fantastic because there is a lot of variety in the album. In the song “Broken Home” the lyrics are glum and easy: “When did you lose your happiness? I’m here inside of this broken home.” On the other hand, the lyrics from the song “Hey Everybody!” are lively and optimistic: “So what you say everybody? Gotta live it up today.” Because of all the variety, this album can be listened to in almost any mood. For example, it can be listened to when someone is joyful and enthusiastic, or when someone is gloomy and down in the dumps.
There has been change since the last album. The genres that they sing are still the same, and some songs are about girls, but there are different melodies and more maturity. In the last album their songs represented a boy band, and now their songs represent more of a pop-rock band. They have grown older since their last album, and so has their music. This mature content proves that they are not a boy band, but their audience, mostly teenage girls, should still be the same.
This new album has shown growth and maturity that a lot of people probably did not expect. This album has been successful and is worth listening to. Try something new and listen to this album. Nobody will regret it.