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5SOS’ Luke Hemmings to release first solo album in August

5SOS’ Luke Hemmings to release first solo album in August

DEBUT. 5 Seconds of Summer vocalist Luke Hemmings is releasing a solo album in August 2021.

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Luke Hemmings also debuts his lead single "Starting Line"

5 Seconds of Summer vocalist Luke Hemmings is releasing his debut solo album When Facing the Things We Turn Away From on August 13. 

The singer said that the album is a “project that grew out of a year of enforced stillness.” I’m so grateful for the journey this album has taken me on and I’m so thankful to have had this creative outlet during my time at home,” he wrote on Instagram. 

Hemmings also thanked his bandmates for their encouragement, “Thank you to my brothers in 5SOS for your support and allowing me to pursue this project. Endless love to you.” 

Aside from the album announcement, Hemmings also dropped the lead single “Starting Line.” “The lyrics come from a reflection of 10 years of my life passing me by in what felt like forever but also in the blink of an eye,” he said. 

Hemmings is the second 5SOS member to have a solo album, following drummer Ashton Irwin releasing Superbloom in October 2020. “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,” Irwin said. 

Aside from their solo projects, Hemmings and Irwin both remain part of 5SOS — along with bassist Calum Hood and guitarist Michael Clifford. The band released their latest album, CALM, in March 2020. 

In June 2021, Hemmings announced his engagement to fellow singer Sierra Deaton. – Rappler.com

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