“Older” (feat. Sierra Deaton)
Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds Of Summer released “Older” with X Factor winner Sierra Deaton on September 7th. The piano ballad glides underneath heart wrenching lyrics about the inevitable truth of your partner passing away at the end of your love story. When you commit to forever you must face the day where you live life without them. 5 Seconds Of Summer is composed of four male 20-something singers.
Luke Hemmings and his fiance Sierra Deaton
However, “Older” is sang by one band member Luke Hemmings and his fiancé Sierra Deaton. The couple started dating in 2018 and got engaged in June 2021. Although they have not wed, their love is stronger than ever.
Heart wrenching Lyrics in “Older”
In detail, the couple tackles the daunting topic of death and grief together on “Older.” “I don’t wanna get older/Without your head on my shoulder/On the day that you leave me/I’ll forever be bleeding, love” Their soft vocals and sentimental lyrics make “Older” an emotional listen. Hemmings wants the time to slow down as forever creeps up on the duo. His voice is at the forefront of the chorus while Deaton sings in the background. “On the day that you leave me I’ll forever be bleeding, love” The grief process will entail existential pain and they will never be the same. Hemmings and Deaton don’t want to get older, because that means the possibility of losing their partner is near.
Sound And History Of 5 Seconds Of Summer
On the other hand, most of the Australian group’s hits are lighthearted and fun. 5 Seconds Of Summer dominated the year of 2014 with “She Looks So Perfect” and “Amnesia.” The chart-topping band formed in 2011 combining pop-punk with R&B, experimenting with electronica and alt-rock. Their catchy hooks, relatable lyrics and upbeat tracks catapulted them to international success. The band consists of members Luke Hemmings, Michael Gordon Clifford, Ashton Fletcher Irwin and Calum Thomas Hood. It should be noted, the band debuted at number one on the pop charts with their self-titled first album in 2014. The group brings a happy and nostalgic feel to their music. Check out their new single “Older” here.