5 Seconds of Summer Enter a Dream State in ‘Complete Mess’ Video
5 Seconds of Summer are back for the first time in two years with their new single, “Complete Mess”, from the Australian outfit’s fifth studio album, which will be released independently in partnership with BMG following the band’s departure from Interscope. The track is accompanied by a surreal music video directed by Lauren Dunn, under the creative direction of Tyler Serebreni.
According to a statement, “Complete Mess” was created during a writing trip to Joshua Tree, California. It is the first song written and produced entirely by the band, with lead guitarist Michael Clifford handling production duties. The song was recorded over multiple sessions at Rancho V in Joshua Tree, Clifford’s home studio, and Dragonfly Creek in Malibu.
“For this record, we realized that if you want to do something that truly represents how you feel, you have to do it yourself,” the band said in a statement. “We wanted that expansive sound that we naturally gravitate to when playing together, so we had to learn how to record that. This new music is so authentically us. It’s exactly the kind of music we want to make right now and it’s a good song to be able to reconnect with our fans after such a long time without releasing music. We can’t wait for everyone to know what we’ve been working on.
The band’s latest album, Calmarrived in March 2020.
5 Seconds of Summer will kick off a 2022 world tour this summer, with a North American run beginning June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, before concluding in St. Louis, Missouri on July 24. The tickets are available now.