Luke Hemmings ‘Offstage Fights Ensure We Avoid Mediocrity’

Luke Hemmings and his 5 Seconds of Summer bandmates are fast approaching the end of a very successful “Rock Out With Your Socks Out” tour. Hemmings together with Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford have just four shows left to do before heading back to Australia in preparation for the release of their sophomore album. This tour has seen Hemmings and his mates begin to shed their “boy-band” label and be taken more seriously as a pop-punk outfit. Hemmings claims that behind the screens fights between band members is at least partly responsible for their success to date.

According to Day Herald Hemmings revealed that he and the other members of 5 Seconds Of Summer fight a lot off stage. It appears that 5SOS fans have nothing to worry about though because Luke thinks that the fights and arguments are a healthy part of the band’s creative process. Hemmings claims that he and the other band members are so close that they easily overcome their differences and get behind each other.

Hemmings reveals that the process of writing songs can get very tough because all the members of the band “have such strong opinions about the things they want to write.” Luke explains that this is a good thing because by “fighting it out” the various members of the band add to the creative process and ensures that they wrote good quality songs. Hemmings says that “without the arguments they could end up creating mediocre songs.”

According to Unreality TV, Hemmings is now at a stage in his career where he doesn’t get frightened or intimidated by playing in front of huge crowds. That said Luke reveals that he does still get nervous when 5SOS appear on live television.

“I probably get nervous at the first or second show of a tour, but not really after that. I may get nervous at a TV show, especially if it’s live and not a natural gig environment. I think that being in a band kind of helps, in that you’re not by yourself. I think I would struggle to carry the stage on my own if I was very nervous, but in 5SOS I’ve got three other dudes to rely on, so that pressure is split.”

As the 5SOS tour draws to a close Luke’s band-mate, Michael Clifford took to social media to thank fans for their support saying that the tour has been an “incredible experience.”

With their new album due for release next month it is likely that Luke Hemmings and the rest of 5SOS will be back on the road to promote it very soon.

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