What’s better than a new 5SOS album? New 5SOS songs with a full orchestra and choir, and man did they feed us well. Thursday night, 5SOS put on a once-in-a-lifetime performance, The Feeling of Falling Upwards, better known as 5SOS ONO, in honor of their fifth studio album, 5SOS5. And saying we were in awe is an understatement. With oldies and songs from this new era, the band had a carefully curated setlist to showcase the added instruments and voices. A nice compliment to 5SOS’s already ethereal and harmonious voices.
Opening with, ’Complete Mess,’ the lead single for their newest album, 5SOS showed just how versatile they can be, including the composition of ‘She Looks So Perfect.’
Looking as dashing as ever and blowing all expectations away, they played seven tracks from the new album, with their sound ringing through Royal Albert Hall, filling it with sweet guitar rifts and amazing vocals. Making the night even more special, Luke Hemmings’ fiancé, Sierra Deaton, joined the band for ‘Older,’ leaving us a crying mess.
Already giving us some album favorites like, ‘Bad Omens’ and ‘Carousel’ we are in utter awe of the growth of the band and their sound. We think this may just be a non-skippable work of art.
5SOS also played some tracks we were hoping and praying they would with a full ensemble like, ‘Outer Space/Carry On’ and ‘Red Desert’ — which sounded angelic if you ask us. And of course, they played some favorites like ‘Amnesia’ and ‘Youngblood’ which a 5SOS show wouldn’t be a 5SOS show without.
From the choir to the orchestra, 5SOS transcended expectations and gave us an unforgettable night. All we can do now is pray that we see more experimental projects and performances like this in the future. And if the camera perhaps panned to us in the audience and we were ugly crying over how beautiful it all was, you saw nothing.
Until then, we’re watching the live stream as many times as we can fit in, and then, we’ll have 5SOS5 on repeat.
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