5 Seconds of Summer Embodies Dark Romance in 'Valentine' Video: Watch
5 Seconds of Summer released a creative new video for "Valentine," and it uses the lyrics to show the boys in a brooding, intense kind of love.
The clip shows the band as disembodied heads against a black background, and the camera focuses on their mouths singing the words or their hands playing instruments. Images of cherry pie interweaves into the scene in line with the lyrics, "It don't matter, be combative or be sweet cherry pie," and a balloon pops up to the chorus' line: "Throw balloons, teddy bears and the chocolate eclairs away/Got nothing but love for you."
The dark, androgynous aesthetic of the video was exactly what drummer Ashton Irwin intended, as he directed the clip alongside photographer Andy DeLuca. “Collaboration has always been one of the key most important things about 5 Seconds Of Summer since day one and co-directing the video with Andy was an incredible and very fluid experience," Irwin said of the video in a statement. "There are a few things we wanted to capture; the androgyny and the feminine element of the way Luke performs as well as the dark romance of the song. This video is us taking something into our own hands and attempting to be a part of every single detail of what we create. We hope you enjoy it and I’m looking forward to making many more.”
5SOS is currently in the midst of their North American Meet You There tour in support of their recent album Youngblood. Watch the "Valentine" video below.