The internet has been a buzz for a while now about a new band called, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and if you somehow managed to not see any of this, I'm convinced you must live under a rock. Is this your first time on the Interwebs? If so, thank you for choosing my website to be among the first you visited!
I kid, but they really are everywhere. Even if you have yet to listen to their music, you've probably heard the name. They actually have had a bunch of controversy over what their genre really is. They've been primarily called 'pop punk', and for some reason a lot of people do not like that they have 'punk' in their genre at all. Some are arguing that they're nothing more than a boy band, and frankly, while I'm not certain I'd call them 'pop punk' either, they are certainly not a boy band.
A boy band is a group that mostly dances and sings, and might not even write their own songs. From what I have seen, 5SOS, actually does write their own music, and they do play their own music as well. They are a normal band, not a boy band. I feel like they have gotten that pegged onto their name because they are on the more pop side of things, and for some reason people tend to write off any pop band as a "boy band." Not to mention, they are about to embark on a tour with a real boy band, One Direction. I don't actually see why that combination is there, at all. I have nothing against One Direction, but I don't think the two have similar genres at all.
Something I think is actually quite cool though, is 5SOS is actually greatly inspired by All Time Low. Being a big All Time Low fan, it makes me happy to see a band that is inspired by them get so big. Its great for All Time Low, as well as them. All Time Low actually appears to be big fans of them as well, and a rumor has started up about a possible tour in 2015. I'm not going to explain that here, for more information please check out the other article I wrote about the matter here.
Personally, I think a tour with 5 Seconds Of Summer and All Time Low would be great. Not to mention, 5SOS is playing arenas already, where as, All Time Low primarily plays clubs and more medium to small venues still. It'd be great exposure for honestly any band that goes out on tour with them, and I think the sounds would mesh quite well.
I think if you threw 5SOS, and All Time Low on a tour with say, Mayday Parade, You Me At Six, or Pierce The Veil, it'd be a sold out tour in no time. People probably will disagree with me on this, but I think it'd be one hell of a tour to see, honestly.
Just to comment on the genre of 5SOS, I would say they're more pop rock. Which honestly isn't that different from pop punk, and someone pointed out that All Time Low is basically pop rock as well. In their earlier days, no they were pop punk, but they've steered away from that in the recent years. They're a happy medium between pop punk and pop rock, if you ask me. Which nobody did, but I'm voicing my opinion anyway.
So, you know where I stand on the whole 5 Seconds Of Summer thing, right? I'm a fan. I like their music, and frankly, would greatly enjoy seeing them live, especially if its along side some of my favorite bands. I'm wondering though, where do you stand on the matter? Please try to be respectful of each others opinions. I do not wish to see people arguing about genres or what's "good music", because that frankly, is just pointless. Good music is all a matter of opinion, and it will vary. Don't put someone down just because they like or dislike something.
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