5 Seconds of Summer Pull Out All the Reliably Silly Stops In “Hey Everybody” Video
5 Seconds of Summer dropped their video for "Hey Everybody," their latest single from their upcoming Sounds Good, Feels Good. Like "She's Kinda Hot," the track was written with Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden, and it shares a similar sing-song storytelling quality in the opening verse (we're certainly not the only ones who noticed the resemblance).
But where the first single was a sort of rallying cry, with "We are the new kings and queens / Of the New Broken Scene," their newest song is a tongue-in-cheek ode to capitalism. "Hey, everybody, we don't have to live this way / We can all get some, yeah we can all get paid." Make no mistake, 5SOS are definitely getting paid plenty IRL, so the over-the-top song is actually something of a testimonial. But the visual is here to make sure you know the guys still know how to keep things ridiculous. Sure, "wacky" food costumes and lucha masks are reliably amusing, but Calum as a harried dog walker was an inspired touch.
There is, however, one part of the video that raised a few questions.
Nas and Diddy are wondering if Ashton Irwin wants to joint their fur coat club, or if he's just wearing his as big joke on them? (The "Hate Me Now" video also features Diddy brandishing a stack of cash right in the camera's face).
Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo Money Mo Problems" video: Inspiration to 5SOS, or merely hilarious to the Australian pop punk band?
Lil Kim would also like to know if this is a loving homage to Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" video or if it's outright parody.
Sounds Good Feels Good is set for an October 23 release, and tickets for their upcoming Sounds Live Feels Live tour in support of the album are on sale now.
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