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Sounds Good Feels Good
5 Seconds of Summer - Sounds Good Feels Good
Information
Released October 23, 2015
Length 52:57 (standard)
64:28 (deluxe)
Label Capitol Records
Hi or Hey Records
Producer(s) John Feldmann
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Sounds Good Feels Good is 5 Seconds of Summer second studio album. The album was released through Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records on 23 October, 2015.

BackgroundEdit

  • Following the release of their live album LiveSOS in 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer took a break for the holidays.
  • Aside from the track Invisible, which was penned in August 2014 at Ocean Way recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee, the majority of Sounds Good Feels Good was written in 2015 in Los Angeles.[1]
  • The band flew to Los Angeles in early 2015 to start writing and recording what was to become their second album.[2]
  • Permanent Vacation was first heard on the Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in Lisbon, Portugal on 4 May 2015.[3]
  • On 12 August 2015 they announced the title and cover art for the record, with pre-orders starting on 14 August in each time zone.
  • On 13 August 2015 the album release date was announced via the band's official Twitter.[4]
  • The album cover was designed by Richard Andrews, who created the album cover for 5 Seconds of Summer's last two projects – 5 Seconds of Summer and LiveSOS.
  • Many songs touch on severe topics like depression and mental health. The band stated that the album was written as a way for them to work through personal issues, and from there they worked to make it an album for their fans, as well. In an interview with Notion magazine, the boys said:

With the first album we were 16 years old when we wrote it. But now we’ve been on tour for four and a half years, we’ve experienced stuff. We’ve written about a lot of different things on this album because we’re older and we’ve experienced more of life, so we’ve got more to talk about. [5]

  • The album debuted at number one in Australia, with 16,150 album sales, outselling The X Factor Australia judge Chris Isaak's First Comes the Night by over 10,000 units.[6]
  • It became the band’s second number-one album in their home country.
  • In the United States, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 192,000 album-equivalent units (179,000 in pure album sales).
  • 5 Seconds of Summer became the first band (not vocal group) to have their first two full-length albums debut at number one in the US.[7]
  • Sounds Good Feels Good is their first UK number one, outselling its nearest rivals by more than two to one.[8]
  • It also debuted at number one in Norway, Ireland, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands.
  • The album has sold one million copies worldwide as of April 2016.
  • It has been certified Gold in the United Kingdom and Indonesia, and Platinum in Ireland.

PromotionEdit

  • On 12 August 2015, they announced on the official Twitter, pre-ordering on iTunes would give you an instant download of Fly Away [9]
  • On 27 August 2015, they announced on the official Twitter, pre-ordering on iTunes would give you an instant download of Jet Black Heart [10]
  • On 16 September 2015, they announced on the official Twitter, pre-ordering on iTunes would give you an instant download of Money [11]

SinglesEdit

  1. "She's Kinda Hot" (17 July, 2015)
  2. "Hey Everybody!" (9 October, 2015)
  3. "Jet Black Heart" (17 December, 2015)

Promotional SinglesEdit

  1. Fly Away (13 August, 2015)
  2. Money (17 September, 2015)

Track ListingEdit

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Money" Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings, John Feldmann, Benji Madden Joel Madden John Feldmann 2:54
2. "She's Kinda Hot" Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Benji Madden, Joel Madden John Feldmann 3:36
3. "Hey Everybody!" Calum Hood, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee, Jr., B. Madden, J. Madden, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes John Feldmann, The Monsters and the Strangerz 3:16
4. "Permanent Vacation" Luke Hemings, Michael Clifford, Mike Green, Benji Madden, Joel Madden Mike Green 3:25
5. "Jet Black Heart" Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, David Hodges, Jon Green David Hodges 3:41
6. "Catch Fire" Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Mike Green, Alex Gaskarth Mike Green 3:27
7. "Waste The Night" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, J Kash John Feldmann 4:26
8. "Vapor" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Simon Wilcox John Feldmann 2:59
9. "Castaway" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Clarence Coffee Jr., Sean Maxwell Douglas John Feldmann, The Monsters and the Strangerz 3:34
10. "Fly Away" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:32
11. "Invisible" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Roy Stride John Feldmann 3:32
12. "Airplanes" Micheal Clifford, John Feldmann John Feldmann 3:38
13. "San Francisco" Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Bonnie McKee, Sarah Hudson John Feldmann 4:19
14. "Outer Space/Carry On" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Simon Wilcox John Feldmann 6:38
Deluxe Edition [12]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
7. "Safety Pin" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Emily Warren John Feldmann 3:29
8. "Waste The Night" 4:26
9. "Vapor" 2:59
10. "Castaway" 3:34
11. "The Girl Who Cried Wolf" Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann John Feldmann 4:22
12. "Broken Home" Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, John Feldmann, Benji Madden, Joel Madden John Feldmann 3:40
13. "Fly Away" 3:32
14. "Invisible" 3:32
15. "Airplanes" 3:38
16. "San Francisco" 4:19
17. "Outer Space/Carry On" 6:38
Target Exclusive [13]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
18. "The Space Between A Rock And A Hard Place/Catch 22" Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, Cristi Vaughan, Mike Green John Feldmann 3:23
19. "Story of Another Us" Luke Hemmings, Josh Ramsay 3:56
Japanese Exclusive [14]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
18. "Lost In Reality" Calum Hood, Michael, Deryck Whibley, Mike Green John Feldmann 3:30
19. "Over and Out" Calum Hood, Michael Clifford, Mike Green, Alex Gaskarth, Deryck Whibley John Feldmann 2:58

TourEdit

Main article: Sounds Live Feels Live Tour

The Sounds Good Feels Good Tour was 5 Seconds of Summer's second headlining concert tour to support their second studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good. The tour started on February 19, 2016 in Nagoya, Japan at the Nagoya Congress Center and concluded on October 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia at the Hordern Pavilion.

The tour ranked at #1 on Billboard's 2016 Hot Tours. In total, according to Billboard Boxcore, the tour grossed $39 million from 743,906 sold seats at 102 performances.[15]

BookletEdit

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GalleryEdit

5 Seconds of Summer - Sounds Good Feels Good
Sounds Good Feels Good
October 23, 2015 • 52:57 • Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records
Songs
Standard Album MoneyShe's Kinda Hot (song)Hey Everybody!Permanent VacationJet Black HeartCatch FireWaste The NightVaporCastawayFly AwayInvisibleAirplanesSan FranciscoOuter Space/Carry On
Deluxe Album Safety PinWaste The NightVaporCastawayThe Girl Who Cried WolfBroken HomeFly AwayInvisibleAirplanesSan FranciscoOuter Space/Carry On
Target Exclusive The Space Between A Rock And A Hard Place/Catch 22Story of Another Us
Japanese Exclusive Lost In RealityOver and Out
Tour
Sounds Live Feels Live Tour
Discography
Studio Albums 5 Seconds of Summer (2014)Sounds Good Feels Good (2015)Youngblood (2018)
Live Albums LiveSOS (2014)
EPs Unplugged (2012)Somewhere New (2012)She Looks So Perfect (2014)Don't Stop (2014)B-Sides and Stuff (2014)Amnesia (2014)Good Girls (2014)She's Kinda Hot (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. dailymail.co.uk - 'Ready to write a new record!': 5 Seconds of Summer confirm they're set to start their second album after enjoying a holiday break
  2. capitalfm.com - 5 Seconds Of Summer Reveal All About Their Own Record Label And Their Second Album
  3. mtv.com - 5SOS' NEW SONG ‘PERMANENT VACATION’ IS ‘SO AMAZING IT HURTS’
  4. Official Twitter - We have a new album !!!!
  5. billboard.com - 5 Seconds of Summer Talk More 'Experienced' Album for 'Notion' Cover Story: See the Pics
  6. australian-charts.com - ARIA Chartifacts 2-November-2015
  7. billboard.com - 5 Seconds of Summer Earns Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
  8. officialcharts.com - 5 Seconds Of Summer score first Number 1 album with Sounds Good Feels Good
  9. Official Twitter - Anyone who pre-orders gets to download a new track 'Fly Away' straightaway.
  10. Official Twitter - Preorder Sounds Good Feels Good on @iTunes & at midnight tonight you'll get #JetBlackHeart !!
  11. Official Twitter - pre-order on @iTunes and you'll get 'MONEY' wherever you are at midnight on thurs night
  12. itunes.apple.com - Sounds Good Feels Good (Deluxe)
  13. Target.com - Sounds Good Feels Good (Standard)
  14. .amazon.co.jp - サウンズ・グッド・フィールズ・グッド
  15. billboard.com - 5 Seconds of Summer's World Tour Finishes On Top