This week, 5SOS fans noticed that Irwin’s reported new album Superbloom is listed on Apple Music. Along with this, a preview of a new song “Skinny Skinny” has been released.
5 Seconds Of Summer are still enjoying the success of their latest album CALM. The album debuted at No.1 in both the U.K. and Australia. As well, 5SOS earned nominations at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Now, it looks like Irwin might be branching out and working on his own solo project. The drummer has shared vocals duties alongside his bandmates Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood over the years. However, Irwin may be planning to take center stage for his own music.
Eagle eye 5SOS fans noticed that Irwin’s solo album Superbloom is listed on Apple Music in Australia. The listing reveals not only the album artwork and tracklisting, but also gives fans a taste of the new song “Skinny Skinny.”
As well, according to Apple Music Australia, “Skinny Skinny” is arriving on Sept. 24 while the 10-track album Superbloom is set to be released on Oct. 23.
Although Apple Music Australia seems to confirm that a solo album from Irwin is on the way, Irwin himself has not confirmed the news. It is also unclear if any of the other 5SOS members are involved in the new project.
— ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@Global5SOS) September 23, 2020
ashton irwin did that and it sounds amazing pic.twitter.com/y6bQ69IocN
— alice (@SVPERBLOOM) September 23, 2020
ASHTON IRWIN IS DROPPING AN ALBUM CALLED SUPERBLOOM ON OCTOBER 23TH AND A SINGLE CALLED “SKINNY SKINNY” TONIGHT AND IM BURSTING INTO TEARS IM SO PROUD OF HIM YOU HEAR ME????? STREAM SUPERBLOOM OR ELSE ILL FIGHT YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE THIS SHIT IS THE ONLY THING IM LOVING FOR RI pic.twitter.com/qUoSUZgQq3
— daisy loves michael (@crushbassist) September 23, 2020
imagine ashton telling the guys about this project and luke, michael and calum being super supportive to him 🥺
— laraᵐ (@mgcscarz) September 23, 2020
Ashton stans: WE WANT ASHTON CONTENT
Ashton: FINE…here’s a whole album with a clip of one of the songs that I dropped in the middle of nowhere…OH and the album comes out on oct. 23 which is the same day sgfg came out…have fun not breathing!! ❤
— ⭑SUPERBLOOM (@perfectliemgc) September 23, 2020
ashton really said ‘oh? you want more solos? here have an album’
— rosie 🌷 (@TWOGOLDENMOONS) September 23, 2020
*the whole ashton:
— ً s claims sunshine!!!! (@superbloomwalls) September 23, 2020
UPDATE: SEPT. 23, 2020, 4:51 P.M. ET
Ashton Irwin has confirmed he is releasing his solo album Superbloom on Oct. 23. As well, his new single “Skinny Skinny” arrives Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 P.M. PT.
“It is with a great explosion of joy and with my entire soul that I am proudly announcing to you all that I am releasing my first solo record,” he says. “The album explores my inner philosophies and feelings about the walk of life I have found myself on. I’m ridiculously excited to share this with you, it feels like this record has been over a decade in the making. It brings me the greatest joy of all that I am in a band that allows me to create freely inside and outside of it. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
On “Skinny Skinny,” Irwin reveals that the single is about fighting against the darkness that consumes us and loving ourselves for who we are. He shares that the single is inspired by real-life struggles people face each day.
“We must fight against a common darkness that shadows our ability to live truthfully, to live without self doubt, and without self destruction and love ourselves for what we are,” he continues. “When writing ‘Skinny Skinny’ I first thought of myself, and many other young peoples struggles with body image and particularly body dysmorphia. It’s something I’ve never confronted in a creative form and I am feeling strong in saying ‘Skinny Skinny’ goes directly to that painful place in my mind.”
Pre-orders for Superbloom are available here.
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