5 Seconds of Summer travel back to the early years of their career to thank those four young boys for not letting the world stop them in their “Old Me” video, which premiered on Tuesday (March 10).
Filmed in their hometown of Sydney, the video shows the Australian pop-rock band traveling by train to their next concert and simultaneously traveling back in time to when they hosted jam sessions as kids. The reflective track pays homage to who they were before they became famous with home videos of the “Youngblood” artists’ first public performances interspersed through the clip. 5SOS also shows love to their Australian motherland by capping the video with a shot of them walking onstage at the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert for National Bushfire Relief from Feb. 16.
Hannah Lux Davis directed the “Old Me” video after previously helming their “No Shame” clip from last month. “Working with 5SOS on this special project was so exciting,” Davis said in a press statement. “I love this band so much and I’m honored that I was able to collaborate with them to showcase their career progression and expansion,” the director said. “I wanted to make sure their experiences were portrayed as authentically as possible so that viewers could see the guys as their truest selves from the beginning of it all up until present day.”
“Old Me” will be featured on their forthcoming fourth album, CALM, an acronym for the boys’ names Calum, Ashton, Luke and Michael, which will be available on digital and streaming platforms on March 27 via Interscope Records.
Watch the “Old Me” video below.