In the end, the lyrics "She's kinda hot, though" have nothing to do with the rest of 5 Seconds of Summer's new song, "She's Kinda Hot," released on Friday (July 17). The track would be better described if it were titled "We're Alright."
While the guys describe a naggy girlfriend suppressing their dreams in the first verse, the rest of the song is an anthem for imaginative, independent youth, who don't want to conform to anyone else's standards. Dripping with Green Day influence and Patrick Stump-esque vocals, they sing, "When you've got bigger plans that no one else understands, you've got a shot though." They want fans to know that if they defy other people's standards, "we'll be alright."
The track, written with the Madden Brothers, starts with vinyl crackle and an acoustic elementary guitar riff, but soon it picks up intensity, adding electric guitar and tons of cymbals for a fuller sound. It's filled with little ad-libs and sound effects -- elephant shrieks, evil clown laughs, cash register dings, record scratches. Surprisingly enough, the song ends with banjo.
When they sing, ""We are the kings and the queens of the new broken scene," they've officially dubbed themselves the leaders of the "losers." And they'll take anyone who's willing to join.