Review: 5 Seconds of Summer delight on 'Amnesia' single Special

Posted Sep 25, 2014 by Markos Papadatos
Pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia" is played constantly on New York's hit radio stations and for good reason - it is an infectious tune.
Pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer
Pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer
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The boys are originally from Sydney, Australia, and they have been ubiquitous this year. I must admit, their music speaks for itself, and the quartet consists of four talented vocalists: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin. They all harmonize well with each other, and they are the future of pop music.
Their vocals on "Amnesia" are reminiscent of pop group One Direction, especially their hit single "Little Things."Their producers Michael Biancaniello, Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters helped co-wrote the song. They tackle the subject matter of a difficult break-up well. Many listeners can relate to its message since break-ups and failing romances happen on a regular basis, so it can be an extremely personal song for a lot of their fans. The best part is its ending, where they sing about them not being fine with the break-up and how the other person got over their split so easily and moved on, while they are still mourning and are left questioning as to whether or not their relationship was a lie.
"The pictures that you sent me they're still living in my phone, I'll admit I like to see them, I'll admit I feel alone, And all my friends keep asking why I'm not around," they sing with their united harmonies.
The Verdict
Overall, 5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia" garners 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is superior to the majority of the songs that are played on the modern radio airwaves, especially the hip hop and rap tracks.
For more information on 5 Seconds of Summer, check out their official website.