Watch 5 Seconds Of Summer Cover Alice Merton’s ‘No Roots’

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer are keeping busy promoting their third studio album Youngblood, which features a new sound for the Australian foursome. Leaving behind their pop punk days and embracing a new, more rock-focused sound, the band is back after some time away from the studio and sounding better than ever. That includes their covers.

During a recent trip to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, 5 Seconds of Summer performed their latest single “Youngblood,” the title track from their 2018 album.

The band also performed their third cover at the BBC, having previously paid homage to their major influence Blink-182 back in 2014 with a cover of “I Miss You.” The group returned a year later to perform Bring Me To The Horizon’s “Drown,” delivering a softened and stripped down performance of the track, complete with a full string section.

Now the band is back once again to show off their impressive cover skills, this time delivering a surprising song choice. Taking on Canadian-German musician Alice Merton and her breakthrough single “No Roots,” 5SOS continue their foray into new genres, this time experimenting with a folk rock track that’s high on energy.

The band also recently dropped by the Much Studios, where they went head to head with our super personal questions in the Much Confessional. Things got very…confessional-ly. 5 Seconds of Summer kick off their Meet You There Tour on August 27 in Toronto.