Do you hear that screaming in the distance? Well, if you do, don’t worry, it’s just us overly excited about the new Ashton Irwin album! The 5 Seconds of Summer drummer definitely had his creative cap on over quarantine, and we cannot wait for solo Ashton tunes!
And yes, you did read that right, we did just say Ashton Irwin album, so sit tight and buckle up for the details we’ve uncovered! Yesterday, the king of being cryptic updated his bios in on Instagram and Twitter to a sole link, https://ashtonirwinofficial.com/.
But, after signing up for Ashton updates at this mysterious site, who would’ve known we’d be getting an album announcement the next day!
5 Seconds of Summer update accounts started breaking the news after fans noticed a new single on the Australian iTunes chart and they are already gathering clues from the tracklist!
The album, Superbloom, is set to be released on October 23rd, with the first single, ‘Skinny Skinny’ coming out tonight, and we’ve already gotten a snippet!
According to Ashton’s new Spotify artist page, this new album was born out of him wanting to continue to grow as an artist amidst the unexpected break in touring due to the ongoing pandemic.
It was back at the beginning of lockdown in February 2020, as Ashton Irwin saw his touring schedule empty and no recording planned, with his band that the spark to make a solo album was lit…His debut solo record ‘Superbloom’ is the result of that continued artistic advancement.
These are songs about Irwin’s childhood, about alcoholism, depression, body dysmorphia, death, addiction, despair and hope. “I had to reach a certain level of lyrical maturity in order to write about something I actually cared about,” he explains.
For an artist who has predominantly worked within the collaborative dynamic of a band, this was a chance to go off-grid. “It was really freeing and inspiring to me,” he says. “The songs I’ve written for this record couldn’t be sung by anyone else but me.”
Ashton Irwin on Spotify
Thanks to Apple Music, we also have tracklist details so you can check out the full ten-song tracklist below.
Have U Found What Ur Looking For?
Matter of Time (Interlude)
I’m to Blame
And as we wait for the new Ashton music, what track do claim off of Superbloom?
Are you as excited about this new album as we are? What song do you think will be your favorite? Which track did you get from our quiz? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!
Featured Image Source via Ashton Irwin on Instagram