5 Seconds of Summer has reached #1 in Aria Singles chart with their new song, breaking the two-year drought of Australian songs on the top spot.
The alt-pop Youngblood is the first local song to rank first in the chart since The Veronicas’ In My Blood in July 2016. It is the lead single of 5SOS’ upcoming album with the same name. The quartet, which was formed during the members’ time at Norwest Christian College, Sydney, spent most of 2017 writing the album.
“Originally Youngblood wasn’t meant to be a single for us, we chose to release that, and you get it when you pre-order the album, which was meant to tie in with Youngblood [the album],” said guitarist Michael Clifford.
“And people just connected with it so much, and it’s such an organic way for a song to happen.”
Last week the band announced its upcoming homecoming tour set for August this year, following the album’s release on June 22.