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5 Seconds of Summer 'Fly Away' Review: New 'Sounds Good Feels Good' Song Is a Trip

by Carolyn Menyes   Aug 14, 2015 10:05 AM EDT

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You may not be able to "Fly Away" with the boys of 5 Seconds of Summer, but you can soar to their latest anthem. Following the announcement of their new album Sounds Good Feels Good, this week 5SOS dropped the second taste of their second studio effort, the guitar-heavy and melodic new track "Fly Away."

"Fly Away" pulls heavily from the pop-punk of the early 2000s (think Jimmy Eat World) with layered guitars, soft vocals and starts and stops leading in to the chorus. With a speedy tempo and those signature shouted snarls that fans of 5SOS are all too familiar with, this new track helps to expand 5 Seconds of Summer's exploration of what exactly pop-punk can be in 2015.

Lyrically, the song takes on 5 Seconds of Summer's newfound worldwide travel, with a little side of escapism. Citing London skies, a New York state of mind and the California coast, "Fly Away" is all about getting away from those rainy days and people.

"A never ending replay / With memories I can't erase / I see the best in times of sudden peace / Now I'm off to paradise / It's your world I'll never find / Say goodbye to pain and misery," the band sings in the second verse, giving the song a sense of inflated purpose beyond "seeing the world is cool."

"Fly Away" is the second song to be officially released from 5 Seconds of Summer's new album Sounds Good Feels Good following the debut of "She's Kinda Hot." Fans who pre-order the new album will receive an instant download of "Fly Away."

Sounds Good Feels Good will be released on Oct. 23. The new album is 5SOS' second studio effort, following the release of their self-titled debut album last year.

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