5 Seconds of Summer officially returned the music world after a two-year hiatus late last month with a brand new song. The track was a surprise to fans as it no longer sounded like the immature teenagers listeners had grown used to, but rather a mature-sounding group. On Tuesday (March 27), the Australian four-piece released the official music video for “Want You Back” following days of teasing fans with images on social media.
The barely-three-minute clip has a simple premise as the camera follows the four guys as they play the song from the inside of illuminated cubes giving a very the 1975-ish feel. As the second verse of the song kicks in, the viewer watches as the cubes begins to turn slowly like if they were a carnival ride.
The clip, much like the song may seem bright and upbeat (like the boxes the guys are in), but the lyrics are sad and heart-wrenching (like the darkness surrounding the cubes). Watch the James Larese-directed music video for “Want You Back” above.
“Want You Back” is the first single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s upcoming third studio album. The new record will reportedly see a release time frame of 2018, though an official title and release date have yet to be announced. At the present time, the band and their fans have been referring to the new record as 5SOS3.
5 Seconds of Summer’s last studio record was 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good. The record went on to debut at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2016, the band provided an original song titled “Girls Talk Boys” for the Ghostbusters soundtrack.
In support of the new record, the band announced back in late February that they had plans to hit the road during the spring months. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.