Okay so I know it's kinda an old album, but given how vital it is to me, I just thought it was fair to write my very first blog post about it. Let me just say, I was a huge fan of 5sos before this album, but SGFG just blew me away. With Luke Hemmings' (vocals, guitar) ridiculously amazing voice to Ashton Irwin's (drums, vocals) epic beats, Michael Clifford's (guitar, vocals) guitar riffs that were (let's all bear with me as I use this word) - lit - and Calum Hood's (bass, vocals) genius lyrics, this album has seriously made it's mark. It describes society in a too-real way, whether it be dealing with mental illness, having finantial struggles or just being young and in love. Songs like Money, She's Kinda Hot and Permanent Vacation really bringing more bright and fun sounds to the album, while Invisible, Broken Home and Jet Black Heart shows the Aussie pop-rockers' more emotional sides. Catch Fire, Vapor, Outer Space (all their songs, tbh) showing their lyrical developpement. That they're beyond "American Apparel Underwear" (still love that song, though) and they are here to seriously do buissness.
Perhaps my favourite part of this album is this sense of belonging that I get when listening to it. Like I'm somewhere where I can be accepted for who I am.
Welcome to the New Broken Scene, my friends
favourite song: safety pin / outer space
least favourite: fly away