5 Seconds of Summer Talk More 'Experienced' Album for 'Notion' Cover Story: See the Pics
5 Seconds of Summer's next album, Sounds Good Feels Good, will show a more experienced and mature band, according to the Aussie quartet.
"With the first album we were 16 years old when we wrote it," they told Notion magazine. "But now we've been on tour for four and a half years, we've experienced stuff. We've written about a lot of different things on this album because we're older and we've experienced more of life, so we've got more to talk about."
5 Seconds of Summer is one of five cover stars on the newest issues of the British magazine and after forming in 2011 have built a powerful following they're now calling the "new broken scene."
On the forthcoming album's lead single, "She's Kinda Hot," they make the announcement "We are the kings and the queens of the new broken scene" and spoke explaining what that label means to them.
"That song came about because everyone was naming their fan bases and we found it a little lame, in all honesty," the band said. "There's more to our band, you know. We're here to enforce positivity and a light into our fans' lives, so the idea of the 'new broken scene' is sort of a movement that's about more than just music -- it's saying we're all in this together, you know."
This concept also pertains to them being called a boy band, even though its not how they see themselves.
They said, "It's all about not caring what people think and say. It's like a fuck you to people who say you can't be what you are. And to represent that, I don't think we should carry on asking people not to call us a boy band. We learned our instruments, we learned how to write songs from scratch, we love performing live and we love fucking rocking out - that's what we do, so at this stage, people can call us whatever they want.
As for gaining fame thanks to early touring with One Direction, they said the distinction is clear.
"Their story is very different to ours," 5 Seconds of Summer said. "Their type of music is very different to ours as well. It's a different type of journey, but to see how they've done it and the way they treat their touring crew is something we've learned from. We just want everyone that works for us to be happy, and we wouldn't have known how to do that unless we'd toured with One Direction."