“Easier” Is Easily 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Best Single To Date

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5 Seconds Of Summer introduces their 4th LP with “Easier”… and it’s easily their best single to date. After veering closer to pop on 2018’s Youngblood, the Aussie rock band continues that journey on the hook-heavy, ’80s-evoking “Easier.” It also manages to tackle a relatively dark subject matter (a toxic relationship) in an accessible way. “Is it easier to stay? Is it easier to go?” frontman Luke Hemmings ponders — in full falsetto — on the chorus. “I know that I’m never, ever gonna change and you know that you’re always gonna stay the same.”

“‘Easier’ is the most confident we have been in the first song to be released off one of our records,” Luke says of the band’s new single. “Visually and sonically it feels like we took what we uncovered about ourselves as a band on the last album and honed in on that sound and aura. I truly believe that ‘Easier’ is the beginning of the best era for 5SOS.” On the strength of the song, which was produced by Andrew Watt, Louis Bell and Charlie Puth, it’s hard to disagree with that assessment. Watch the striking video below.

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