5SOS’s Luke Hemmings Recreates First YouTube Cover 10 Years Later
Ten years have passed since 5 Seconds of Summer’s Luke Hemmings posted a cover of him singing Mike Posner‘s “Please Don’t Go” in his childhood bedroom in Australia.
“10 years to the day this was posted,” Hemmings wrote in an Instagram post. “4 albums and 1 beard later and we’re still here. It’s easy to forget how innocent everything started sometimes. it doesn’t go unnoticed how lucky I am to write and play music for a living. Thanks for sticking around and here’s to 10 more years with the boys and hopefully some biceps in the near future.”
Hemmings posted a recent cover of Posner’s song alongside with the original cover.
Nine years ago, Hemmings’ YouTube covers were joined by 5SOS bandmates, Calum Hood and Michael Clifford and their drummer Ashton Irwin eventually joined later. The band found success in 2013 when they were asked to open on One Direction‘s Take Me Home world tour. The band’s first single, “She Looks So Perfect” was released in 2014.
5SOS’s latest album, CALM, was released in March 2020.