5 Seconds Of Summer lead vocalist Luke Hemmings has announced his debut solo album, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From.
Expected to land on Friday, 13th August through Sony, Hemmings will become the second member of 5SOS to release a solo album, after Ashton Irwin released his record Superbloom in 2020.
“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,” Hemmings wrote on his social media.
“Lyrically and sonically, this album has allowed me to decipher the last 10 years of my life and help me make sense of the person I am today and how I got here.”
He’s shared the lead single from the album too, ‘Starting Line’ which he says “discusses missing various memories.”
“You’re reflecting on your youth and all of the madness and craziness. It’s like you’re forgetting so many pieces of your life – not from vices or anything – but from the sheer volume.”
“I had to figure out how to fill a lot of gaps for myself in a positive way. It’s the human condition to change everything up after so long.”
5 Seconds Of Summer’s last record, Calm, was released in 2020.
Watch the ‘Starting Line’ visualiser below.