Posts tagged with "No. 1"

5 Seconds of Summer Premiere of “YOUNGBLOOD” Video

Open up your YouTube app because the heartthrob boy band 5 Seconds of Summer just released their video for new song Youngblood.

The track has a relentless thumping rhythm where the members are shown to switch from a delicate verses to a booming chorus that will have you singing at the top of your lungs. Their new song is a mixture between pop and EDM–getting the best of both worlds.

Their new album is out now on Capitol Records. The video, directed by Frank Borin, was filmed in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Tokyo. Check out this masterpiece of a video right here.

Not only do the band members find Japan aesthetically pleasing, but it has a much deeper meaning to them spiritually:

“There are many wonderful, interesting, and captivating subcultures all over the world. In every corner of this earth there are groups of inventors, visionaries, thrill seekers, and boundary pushers…The Japanese Rockabilly culture is that of a renaissance and a beautiful flare of passion for everything old and new and that makes this particular subculture so interesting and amazing to us. We hope you enjoy this video. Thank you for allowing us to be explorative with the concepts we choose to visually express our songs to you. Thank you to everyone that brought this video to life,” says the band’s vocal artist and drummer, Ashton Irwin.

Along with Irwin, the video’s director, Borin, shares:

“About 10 years ago I was shooting in Tokyo and was walking through Yoyogi park when I came upon this huge group of Japanese rockabilly guys and girls. Every Sunday, they were dressed to the nines in full rockabilly gear, doing their hair out in public, taping up their decades old boots, and dancing the day away to 50’s music blasting on their boombox. Flash forward to 10 years later, 5SOS was releasing Youngblood and the band and I were collaborating on another video together. The band were really into the ideas of highlighting the rockabilly crew and we hung out with them for a couple days. They took us around Tokyo and gave us a peak into their world which really lent itself to the spirit of the song and ultimately became the video.”

You can order tickets for 5SOS’s Meet You There Tour here as they are on sale now at LiveNation.com. It will be a 25-city North American headline outing that launches August 27 in Toronto, ON. The full itinerary can be found here.

Already, Youngblood is recorded to have debuted as No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. What’s cooler is that 5SOS is now the only band in chart history to see its first three-length studio albums enter the chart at No. 1.

 

BREAKING BENJAMIN’S NEW ALBUM

Breaking Benjamin’s  highly anticipated sixth-studio album, Ember, will released April 13, 2018. The self-produced Ember is the follow-up to Breaking Benjamin’s 2015 release Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, Failure (2015’s most played Active Rock track), Angels Fall, and Never Again. The first single from Ember, Red Cold River, it was released on January 5 and already has over 5.5 million streams and currently sits at #4 on Active Rock. The video, which has over 5 million views can be seen HERE.
Breaking Benjamin recently announced a Spring tour from April 25 to May 18, as well as a co-headline summer tour with Five Finger Death Punch. For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.breakingbenjamin.com/tour.

LANA DEL REY LANDS AT NO.1

Interscope Records’ recording artist Lana Del Rey scores her second US No. 1 on the Billboard chart as her new album Lust for Life opens atop the list. Lust for Life has sold just over 107k copies in its opening week, with high praise from reviewers.

Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon. Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.

Recent press highlights include, V MagazineFlaunt MagazinePitchforkElle UKEntertainment WeeklyDazed, & The New York TimesNME, & Complex.