5SOS Fam, this is not a drill! 5SOS5 is coming. To give a little more insight on what’s in store, Luke and Michael joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 to discuss what we can expect from the album and how they approached this round of songwriting during and post pandemic.
We absolutely love the idea of an introspective 5SOS album and if ‘COMPLETE MESS,’ ‘Take My Hand,’ and ‘Me, Myself & I’ are anything to go by, this album is going to be the most heartfelt and artistically captivating 5SOS album to date.
In honor of 5SOS5, here are some of our very favorite introspective 5SOS lyrics!
‘Me, Myself & I’
The newest taste of 5SOS’ forthcoming fifth studio album is one of their most introspective songs to date. As a whole, we’re preparing for a deep dive into introspection on this album, given the tastes and teases we’ve gotten, and ‘Me, Myself & I’ is definitely a great sign of a great album on the way.
“I guess, I guess I got what I wanted / I never knew what I needed, leave it / Up to me to f*ck it up without a good reason / I know, I know that it was my own fault / I never picked up that phone call, oh, Lord / All these broke hearts but mine’s the one bleedin’.“
After all, what’s more introspective than the sentiment of ‘Me, Myself & I?’
“Bullsh*t, I feed myself / Me and my selfish appetite / I did not need your help / Now it’s just me, myself and I.”
This 5SOS ballad will always be a classic because of its vulnerability and emotion. It’s a rare thing to see teenage boys get unabashedly vulnerable, and 5SOS captured all of our hearts when they did just that on ‘Amnesia.’
“It hurts to know you’re happy, yeah, it hurts that you’ve moved on / It’s hard to hear your name when I haven’t seen you in so long.”
Plus, of course, the iconic line that echoes through the arena: “‘Cause I’m not fine at all.“
‘Invisible’ is one of those B-sides that makes us cry every time we hear it. When Sounds Good Feels Good was released, this track made so many fans feel seen. The acknowledgment and exploration of mental health on this song and this entire album is part of why it will always be a fan favorite era.
“I was already missing / Before the night I left / Just me and my shadow and all of my regrets / Who am I? Who am I? / When I don’t know myself / Who am I? Who am I? / Invisible.”
‘Jet Black Heart’
‘Jet Black Heart’ will always remain one of 5SOS’ most special songs, and that’s because of the shift it created in their discography. The band’s self-titled debut album was heavy on the fun and catchy tracks that exuded pop-punk sparkle. But with this standout from SGFG, the boys took their artistry to new heights.
“But now that I’m broken / Now that you know it / Caught up in a moment / Can you see inside?“
“‘Cause I’ve got a jet black heart / And there’s a hurricane underneath it.”
Plus, the music video connected the band with the fans in a brand new way by collaborating with people all over the world for this unique project.
‘Monster Among Men’
This Youngblood deluxe edition track is one that shows the boys being self-aware. They recognize the potential for them to break the heart of their love interest at their current point in life and confront it. It’s hard to confront qualities within yourself that may be flawed and to admit your wrongs, and this track sees the boys looking inward to do just that.
“Oh, the stupid truth is I’m so bad for you / Oh-no-no-no, I can’t take it / Oh-no-no-no, I won’t break your heart again / I don’t wanna be a monster among men.”
“Why do we complicate it? / Why do we get so jaded? / Can we just go back, go back to 2011? / Why do we ruin our dreams? / Why do we sabotage things? / Can we just go back, go back to 2011.”
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