5 Seconds of Summer Rocks NYC Show for Epic No. 1 Album Celebration

Luke Hemmings

It was the moment that all of the 5SOS Fam had been waiting for ... 5 Seconds of Summer's new album Youngblood's official release. The LP dropped on June 15th and since then, the album has gone No. 1 and fans have embraced the new music whole-heartedly

Youngblood is 5 Seconds of Summer's third full-length album, and features 13 new songs, including singles like "Want You Back" and title track "Youngblood." The record also includes other previously heard songs from their recent live shows like "Valentine," "Lie To Me" and more. 

The guys celebrated Youngblood with an intimate show in New York City during iHeartRadio LIVE with 5SOS Presented by Macy's. The guys performed a lot of new music from Youngblood live, including songs like "Valentine," "Lie To Me," "Talk Fast," "Moving Along," "Want You Back," and the title track "Youngblood."

5 Seconds of Summer also performed fan favorites from their previous two albums, their 2014 self-titled debut and 2015's Sounds Good Feels Good, including "She Looks So Perfect," "Amnesia," "Jet Black Heart," and their Ghostbusters movie track "Girls Talk Boys."

And the show ended in EPIC fashion with a stage dive from Luke Hemmings.

 

See 5 Seconds of Summer perform "She Looks So Perfect," "Youngblood," and "Want You Back" during their exclusive show below.

Before the guys kicked things off 5 Seconds of Summer talked about the making of their new album, sharing their album release weekend with Beyoncé and JAY-Z, how they found their sound, and how they are trying to change the way the world thinks about rock bands. Read on below.

On sharing their album release weekend with Beyoncé and JAY-Z's joint album:

"We're pretty careful about articulating how we feel about it, because Beyoncé and JAY-Z are some of the best artists that you'll ever see in your lifetime. Which we totally look up to them in many ways."

On finding their Youngblood sound:

"It took a long time. That's why, as I'm sure you guys [the fans] were waiting for a couple of years for this. We went through ... there was hundreds of ideas, and it just took a long time for us to find a staple 5 Seconds of Summer sound."

On how they are trying to change how the world thinks about rock bands:

"5 Seconds of Summer, we need to forefront young rock bands. We need to modernize the way the world thinks about rock bands, and that's one of our main priorities. We're very passionate ... we're evolving people's perception of 5 Seconds of Summer in general. And we're gonna be brave about our show, we're gonna create one of the best shows."

 
5 Seconds of Summer

iHeartRadio LIVE with 5SOS Set List:

"She Looks So Perfect" (5 Seconds of Summer)

"Girls Talk Boys" (From the Ghostbusters Original Motion Picture)

"Youngblood" (Youngblood)

"Valentine" (Youngblood)

"Amnesia" (5 Seconds of Summer)

"Lie To Me" (Youngblood)

"Moving Along" (Youngblood)

"Talk Fast" (Youngblood)

"Jet Black Heart" (Sounds Good Feels Good)

"Want You Back" (Youngblood)

Photos: Rachel Kaplan & Katherine Tyler

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