5 Seconds of Summer star Luke Hemmings is already hyped for the release of the band’s second album. Hemmings and his bandmates, Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, and Calum Hood, are due to release Sounds Good, Feels Good next month, and excitement is already building. Hemmings and his pals have just two shows remaining on a world tour that has seen them on the road since February of this year. Hemmings admits that he has learned a lot on this tour and has even revealed that he has a secret connection with Taylor Swift.
According to Design & Trend, Hemmings told Seventeen magazine that he has a secret connection with Swift in that they both use their personal experiences for inspiration when they write their songs. What is more, Hemmings says that, like Taylor, he uses his romantic experiences for inspiration. Of course, it is probably fair to say that 25-year-old Taylor has a lot more experience to draw on than 19-year-old Luke.
Swift has relationships with Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, and John Mayer to draw on. According to Unreality TV, Hemmings seems determined to draw on the experiences of his own love-life for inspiration.
“I think we try and write about our personal experiences. The only way to be original in your songwriting is to write about your own experiences, and I think that’s what we try to do as a band.”
Hemmings and his bandmates have promised fans that their sophomore album is more personal and has a much more mature vibe than their debut disc. It seems that Hemmings is feeling much more confident in his songwriting than he has been. It was recently reported in the Inquisitr that Luke was embarrassed by some of his early songwriting, so it seems that songwriting collaborations with the likes of Fall Out Boy and the Madden Brothers are paying dividends.
In recent days, Hemmings has also revealed that 5 Seconds of Summer frequently have fights and disagreements behind the scene. Luke thinks that the arguments help the band’s creative processes and help them to avoid writing “mediocre” songs. As reported by the Inquisitr, Luke admits that all the members of the band “have such strong opinions about the things they want to write,” and as a result, they frequently end up “fighting it out” among themselves.
Luke Hemmings also highlighted that having a good relationship with one’s bandmates is essential, saying, “[G]etting along with your band all the time is so important. The tighter you are, the better you are.”
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