Meteorologists have predicted this chart storm for months and now the thunder from Down Under is finally reigning on top the UK iTunes chart.
5 Seconds of Summer‘s proper debut single ‘She Looks So Perfect’ stormed the digital charts today, a month after the video hit YouTube.
The Australian pop rock band already saw the track become an instant hit when it debuted at #3 on the ARIA singles chart last month.
Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton have been performing together for the past four years but things didn’t really begin to accelerate until they opened for One Direction on the monstrous Take Me Home Tour last year. The boys have been confirmed to support 1D on tour again this year so we can probably expect to see them become chart regulars in the coming months.
5SOS could potentially be the new generation’s Busted crossed with Good Charlotte, and they could well be spearheading a return to punk-driven pop on our charts. Remember a time when Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte and Blink 182 were all over the airwaves?
I mean, even One Direction‘s moving with a rockier sound these days.
5SOS has written over 100 tracks for their forthcoming debut album, which is yet to be finalised. Some where in that vast hard drive of tunes will be collabos with Good Charlotte‘s Madden brothers and Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low.
Some key players who are helping 5SOS pull together their album include producer John Feldmann (who has worked with Panic at The Disco and The Veronicas) and English producer Steve Robson (who was crafted hits for Olly Murs and One Direction).
Watch 5 Seconds of Summer‘s ‘She Looks So Perfect’, which has ticked over 7 million views in a month.
5 Seconds of Summer‘s ‘She Looks So Perfect’ EP is out now with three additional tracks: ‘Heartache on The Big Screen’, ‘The Only Reason’ and ‘What I Like About You’.
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