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

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