Luke Hemmings finally gave his and 5 Seconds of Summer's fans a gift for their hearts and ears!
One week after he officially debuted his newest solo single "Starting Line," Hemmings added more hype by releasing the song's official music video.
On his official YouTube Channel, the singer shared the over-four-minute video of the new track. As of the writing, it already earned 56,000 likes from his fans.
Prior to the release of the video, he explained how he came up with the song. In a Twitter post, Hemmings shared a photoset of him while making the music.
"Starting Line was written in one stream of thought at my friend Sammy's house. 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.
He added that he always had been so obsessed with time. However, the lockdown protocols elevated that desire and made everyone stay at home.
Alongside the update is a compilation of the clips while recording the guitars.
Luke Hemmings' "Starting Line" is Just The Beginning
As the song title says, "Starting Line" indeed serves as the beginning of Hemmings' solo journey. The song is part of his upcoming album "When Facing the Things We Turn Away From" which he will release in August.
In a separate social media update on Instagram, Hemmings explained how the track is all about missing past 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," he said.
Meanwhile, the album reportedly allowed him to look back to the last 10 years of his life. By doing so, it helped him realize how he became the person he is now.
This marks the first comeback he made alone after 5 Seconds of Summer released their fourth studio album "CALM" in March. Despite the downside of being on quarantine, the time gave Hemmings a chance to write songs and create new studio music.
He then sent his gratitude toward his bandmates for supporting him and encouraging him to do the project.
Hemmings' solo album came after Ashton Irwin released his own in October 2020.