5 Seconds Of Summer superstar Ashton Irwin has today dropped his debut solo single ‘Skinny Skinny’ and confirmed an album!
According to his label EMI, the new album is deeply personal and infused with stories that are sure to resonate with his myriad fans.
Lead single ‘Skinny Skinny’, released today, revolves around a conversation about body image with his younger brother, 11 years his junior.
“He’s already caught up in his own mental image of what his body should look like,” Ashton reveals. “I thought that was such a crippling trap for a young man to try and walk through. I needed to write a song that captured the pain of body dysmorphia. I have been through stages in my life where I’ve been sickened by that state of mind.”
Ashton’s debut album ‘Superbloom’ is set to follow late next month.
But 5SOS fans needn’t worry. The album was completed during the band’s down time – and his bandmates have already heard the new long player.
“I wasn’t scared because I’d told myself, ‘trust yourself, you’re proud of this record and you know these guys are your best mates and they will fucking get it’. It was awesome, I felt stoked to show them.”
‘Superbloom’ will drop at retailers everywhere on Friday October 23; ‘Skinny Skinny’ is out now.
02. Have U Found What Ur Looking For
03. Skinny Skinny
05. Matter Of Time
07. The Sweetness
08. I’m To Blame
10. Perfect Lie