The chart-topping quartet tries to shake the boy band stigma.

Despite tours with One Direction and legions of screaming tween fans, 5 Seconds of Summer has always denied being a boy band. And with this fall's follow-up to its self-titled, Billboard 200-topping 2014 debut, it seems like the group is proving it. In an interview with Billboard, the Australian quartet (Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin) revealed four exclusive details about the darker and less poppy Sounds Good, Feels Good due Oct. 23 on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol.

 

1. Expect less boy, more band

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In