"We've got a lot of time coming up, actually, to write and record again," says drummer Ashton Irwin.
With a No. 1 debut album in hand, 5 Seconds of Summer is hoping to have a follow-up for fans by the time the group starts its world headlining tour next May.
"We definitely would like to have another album out there some time next year," drummer Ashton Irwin, 5SOS's oldest member at 20, tells Billboard. "We'll start working on it and see what happens." The group, he adds, worked on "upwards of 100 songs" for its self-titled debut, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 259,000 copies last month according to Nielsen SoundScan, but Irwin says the Australian quartet hasn't added much more to the repertoire yet.
"We've been on tour [with One Direction] for a few months, so we've just been playing lots of tour and doing lots of promo," he explains. "We haven't had much time to get back in the studio at the moment. I think when you're on the road you've got to just live out what's happening, then when you get back to the studio you've got a lot to write about. I don't want to write the same album again, so I go out there and see what life has for me, and then I'll go back and I'll write about it. We've got a lot of time coming up, actually, to write and record again, so I'm really looking forward to that 'cause I'm feeling like I miss that at the moment."