The Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer is typically described as a pop-punk band, but they have gone above and beyond those limitations especially if you have heard their latest album Sounds Good Feels Good.
The band's drummer Ashton Irwin recently got incredibly passionate while talking about the band and what they are capable of with Alternative Press.
"I do not give a damn about [the] limitations [anyone] puts on this band," Irwin declared, adding, "I look at this band and I see three other dudes who are just as committed and ambitious as I am and we can do whatever the f--k we want with our music."
The 5SOS guys have overcome a lot of labels over the last few years, including being called a boy band since they're pals with One Direction and have opened for the British-Irish lads on many occasions during tours.
They used to seem pretty annoyed whenever anyone called them "boy band," but now it seems like Irwin in particular has a new outlook on the ordeal that pops up somewhat frequently.
"'Boy band' and 'pop-punk' have the same boundaries," the 21-year-old explained, adding, "I hate when people call us pop-punk sometimes, because we can do more than that."
"People shouldn't limit themselves," he continued, adding, "That's the issue with this world: putting barriers on what you're capable of. You're capable of f--king anything. That sounds like a super-Bono thing to say, but you can f--king do it."
Irwin continued on his passionate chat about not limiting oneself by discussing how he and his bandmates, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Michael Clifford, made it out of Sydney so anything can happen.
"You can do anything" he dished and even shared some sage advice about ignoring what others think of you.
"If we lived our life worrying about what other people thought, we wouldn't be doing this," he said specifically about himself and his bandmates and where they are with their band.