Single Review: 5 Seconds of Summer – Easier

5 seconds of summer easier

5 Seconds of Summer release short but hit worthy new single
The guys of Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer had the biggest international hit of their career last year with the track ‘Youngblood’. They started off 2019 well too with Chainsmokers collaboration ‘Who Do You Love’. They are now ready to drop the first taste of a new project. They share new single ‘Easier’, a track they worked on with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.

‘Easier’ was co-written by the band members with help of Ryan Tedder and producers Charlie Puth, Andrew Watt and Louis Bell. The track is short but sweet, lasting only 2 minutes and 37 seconds. It does not feel incomplete in the slightest though, as the hook is repeated often enough to have it stuck in our brains for hours. Lead singer Luke Hemmings sings about a toxic relationship which he can’t seem to cut himself loose from over a seductive bass line. Towards the chorus, his vocals hit high notes with seemingly some autotune added to the mix, which makes it hard to figure out what he is singing the first time around. ‘Easier’ is irresistibly catchy though and might make you want to hit that replay button quite a few times. It sounds perfectly on trend, so it might well become their next radio dominating hit single.

The video serves some dark visuals with portraits of Luke burning in a hallway, him performing with his hands tied up in what looks like a cave and the band members only just keeping their heads above water in the dark.

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