5SOS' Luke Hemmings releases debut solo single Starting Line and announces new album

Listen to the first solo offering from the 5SOS frontman.

5 Seconds Of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings has unveiled his debut solo single, titled Starting Line, and announced details of his new album.

The band's lead vocalist is temporarily stepping out on his own after signing a solo deal with Sony Music. His first release Starting Line, co-written and produced with Sammy Witte (Maggie Rogers, Jessie Ware), starts as a sweeping piano ballad that swells into a stadium-sized singalong. Listen below: 

“Starting Line discusses missing various memories,” Luke says. "You’re reflecting on your youth and all of the madness and craziness. It’s like you’re forgetting so many pieces of your life - not from vices or anything - but from the sheer volume. I had to figure out how to fill a lot of gaps for myself in a positive way. It’s the human condition to change everything up after so long. A lot of the album deals with the idea time is slipping away from you.”

Starting Line heads up his first solo album, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From, which follows on August 13. The collection is the result of Luke's time working on music in lockdown.

Last year 5SOS drummer Ashton Irwin released a solo album, titled Superbloom. As a band, 5SOS have enjoyed massive global success, including 10 Top 40 hits on the Official UK Singles Chart, and two Number 1 albums - most recently 2020's Calm. 

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