these podcasts are really eye-opening, like yeah, we already knew 5SOS were never treated 100% fairly and that there's people who doubted them, but even their own label and people they had worked with? man... it's just so fucking shitty.
5SOS saying they felt abandoned by people they had worked with just because their last work didn't have as much success as expected is so :/ all of the stuff they have been saying in the last couple of podcasts is the reason i love youngblood so much. they proved everyone wrong.
capitol said youngblood wouldn't be played on the radio and that it shouldn't be a single. they didn't even like it. then when it went #1 and started to get 3m daily streams and their paychecks got bigger because of it they were like "we're a really proud label 🤩" fuck off.
as someone who went through that year, i think it would be nice if we had in mind that even though the guys were on a hiatus, that was a year where they worked as hard as any other, if not more. so don't bring it down to just "drama".
in 2017, 5SOS played various festivals, including the biggest one on the world, rock in rio. they also spent the entire year making their third album. yet all people seem to remember is "drama"... the band never stopped working and all people remember is fucking drama.
the fact that even 5SOS' old label doubted them and said youngblood or any song with live drums wouldn't be played on the radio is so fucking shitty. makes me even more glad youngblood had all that success and that now they're with a label in which they have total freedom.
like,,, they ain't taylor swift, they can't just release an album with no previous promo, announcement or any singles. i love them with every inch of me, but some of y'all overestimate their popularity 😳
sometimes i wish 5SOS hadn't gone on the wwj tour because they could have released CALM when they felt like it instead of waiting a year to put it out. all the situation with it was messy; no proper promo, no tour, releasing half the album before it came out... it deserved better