5 Seconds of Summer get funky with ‘Ghostbusters’ contribution

After the very lukewarm (you can almost say cold) reception Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot’s “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” cover got a few weeks ago, many were starting to wonder if all the songs on the soundtrack for the recently-released remake would be as bad. With a list of artists that included Walk the Moon, Elle King, Wolf Alice, Pentatonix, and more, it would appear that the album would be a hit, but then the massive misstep happened.

On Thursday evening (July 14), 5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin took to Twitter to announce some big things that were happening to the band. “Tomorrow is a huge day in 5SOS land. One of the biggest gigs of our career and we have a new song out and it’s all happening.” The song the drummer was hinting at was the Australian band’s contribution to the Ghostbusters soundtrack. As foretold by the sticksman, on Friday (July 15), the soundtrack was released with 5SOS’ song being the first one to garner attention.

The group’s contribution to the original motion picture album is titled “Girls Talk Boys” and seems to be a (slight) departure from the kind of music they have been known to produce. Instead of leaning towards their pop-punk area of things, the four piece’s song is more on the funky side; kind of what we have kind of come to expect from Joe Jonas’ new project DNCE. To say that this is a huge step up from the album’s previous single is an understatement. Listen to “Girls Talk Boys” below.

Currently, 5 Seconds of Summer is in the middle of their huge, “Sounds Live Feels Live” world tour. Tonight, the group is due to perform at New York’s Madison Square Gardens. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

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