Five Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin Goes It Alone With Superfleur, his first solo album.
The Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist cut the album at his home in Los Angeles in February as the health crisis created unexpected downtime.
Irwin took the opportunity to push himself, as he embarks on a deep dive into his own life and experiences.
The result, says a statement, is a “deeply personal, evocative and uncompromising” album, its 10 tracks exploring his childhood, alcoholism, depression, body dysmorphia, death, addiction, hopelessness and hope. .
“I had to reach a certain level of lyrical maturity to write about something that was really close to my heart,” he explains. “I think it’s always important as an artist to have a mission statement, like, ‘Why are you making music? Why do you write the lyrics that you write? “
Superfleur is slated for release on October 23. The first track of it is “Skinny Skinny,” a clever folk-pop track inspired by a conversation he had with his teenage brother about body image.
“Skinny Skinny” arrived Thursday and can be aired in full below.
Irwin got the thumbs up from his group mates. “I wasn’t afraid because I was like, ‘Trust yourself, you’re proud of this record and you know these guys are your best friends and they’re going to be successful,'” he explains. the guys album “was awesome, I felt so happy to show them”.
The Sydney pop-rock group broke records as each of their first three albums fell to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Their latest, CALM, opened at No. 2 on the national album chart in April of this year.
List of ‘Superbloom’ tracks
Did you find what you are looking for
A matter of time
It’s my fault