‘Teeth,’ the explosive new single from 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), is now out on Interscope Records. Produced by Andrew Watt and Louis Bell, the track ventures deeper into the dark sonic territory that 5SOS explored on their summer hit, ‘Easier’. ‘Teeth’ features the legendary Tom Morello soloing on guitar throughout the track.
The official video for ‘Teeth’ was helmed by French director Thibaut Duverneix (Elton John, Tierra Whack). In the clip, 5SOS become subjects in a consciousness-altering experiment that triggers harrowing hallucinations. You can check the video out below.
‘Teeth,’ which is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, will also appear on the original soundtrack to 13 Reasons Why (Season 3), set for August 23 release via Interscope Records.
“’Teeth’ came about after a month or two long blur of writing and pushing ourselves to go a step further than Youngblood,” says lead vocalist Luke Hemmings. “It was a tumultuous time in my life and the lyrics in the song definitely reflect that. It speaks lyrically about a trying time in my current relationship. Musically it’s another step forward from ‘Easier’ and really embraces industrial sounds and rhythms.
“Collaborating with Ryan Tedder was incredible as was Andrew Watt, Ali Tamposi & Lou Bell. ‘Teeth’ captures the soul of 5 Seconds of Summer and I truly believe it is a unique song to us as a band and doesn’t sound like anything out at the moment. It’s my favourite song we’ve released ever and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Last week, 5SOS released the Charlie Puth remix of ‘Easier’, which is currently at No.11 at Top 40 radio and has amassed over 231 million streams worldwide across video and audio. Hailing ‘Easier’ as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone observed, “‘Easier’ culls inspiration from Nine Inch Nails’ industrial pop hit ‘Closer’…The added edge of their new sound is a promising sign.”
5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to see its first three full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. Across their catalogue, 5SOS has sold more than eight million equivalent album units and sold over two million concert tickets worldwide, while cumulative streams of their songs now surpass seven billion. 5SOS will be touring North America this fall, visit their official website for further information about all the band’s forthcoming dates.
The original soundtrack to 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) is set for release on 23 August and be bought here.