Being with a band has its own good and bad sides— 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) drummer Ashton Irwin talks about frustrations and struggles he and 5SOS band experienced throughout these years. Read on!
It may be an unexpected popularity but the band drummer thought that after all the achievements they gained from the all the hard works they gave, being away from home and his loved ones made a big impact in his life.
The 21-year-old member of 5SOS, Irwin, opened up about his struggles in leaving his home, family and friends to pursue his career with his band. According to the young artist, he feels like an outcast because of this.
Irwin admitted that since he spent most of his years performing with his bandmates and to be with their fans, it affected his personal life—totally!
According to his interview with Australian Daily Telegraph, the “Sounds Good Feels Good” singer relates their band’s song “Carry on” to what he has been experiencing while being away from what he used to have with his side.
“The last song on the album is ‘Carry On’, which is straight-up saying you know it is going to get better. Sticking it through is always going to be worth it, no matter what.”
The band’s single, which was inspired by the loss of relationship with old friends and colleagues, made Irwin to confessed that there are people at home in Australia who seems to forget about him and his other 5SOS bandmates.
Irwin added that those people seem to move on with their own lives without them. It causes him to feel like he’s a stranger in his own country.
“With relationships, it’s hard. People forget about you at home because you have been away for so long and it becomes this thing where you have just to keep going and not fall off the rails.” Irwin said.
Moreover, Mail Online reported that Irwin also opened up about how he deals with depression over the years and how their band’s constant travelling due to their tours has only made it worse.
Adding on, Irwin said that few weeks after Clifford admitted that he’s been seeing a therapist for his psychological problem. The drummer explained he talked to his pal, Hemmings when he’s so down.
“I told Luke, ‘I’m f**king depressed, I f**king hate this, we’ve been on tour for five months, I’m living out of this piece of s**t suitcase with only three wheels on it.’”
Luckily for Irwin, he has a friend who explained how musicians life could be compared to an astronaut.
“You go up and then you come back down to earth and you can’t really explain what is like up in space. Only your fellow astronauts get it,” he said.
Irwin went on by saying, “We try to talk to each other and try to pull each other through. You realise there are huge ups and huge downs. And it gets tiring, you know.”
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