Being in a globally successful band may look like fun and games, but it’s not. Just as our boys, 5 Seconds of Summer.
“I told Luke ‘I’m f–king depressed, I f–king hate this,” Ashton admitted to The Daily Telegraph. “We’ve been on tour for five months, I’m living out of this piece of sh– suitcase with only three wheels on it.”
While performing to their fans may be an incredible experience, what happens in between is not so fun. From spending hours of travelling to being away from home, things can get tough when you’re famous.
“We try to talk to each other and try to pull each other through. You realize there are huge ups and huge downs. And it gets tiring, you know,” Ashton said. “With relationships, it’s hard. People forget about you at home because you have been away for so long and it becomes this thing where you have just to keep going and not fall off the rails.”
Lots of those feelings and emotions can be felt in their new album, Sounds Good Feels Good, and in particular in the track ‘Carry On’, which Ashton said it’s “straight-up saying you know it is going to get better.”
“We are trying to bring our fans what they need in their lives. I think this whole fan base naming age is a little bit dull and boring and shallow, it’s just a hashtag,” Ashton said.
“I want people to feel something. It’s more about connecting them with us. We have created 14 characters for 14 songs on the album and those characters are little skerricks of us and what we feel in the songs. It’s a real honest thing that we want to be more than a band to our fans.”
Not to worry, though, as the album isn’t all negativity, but filled with lots of positive vibes, too. Yay!
“The New Broken Scene isn’t this big sad thing where everyone is sad,” Luke said. “It is a positive thing to me, that’s why we called the album ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’.”
We’re sending you lots and lots of hugs, boys. We hope you get plenty of rest post album release.