English Love Affair

Album: 5 Seconds Of Summer (2014)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • 5SOS drummer Ashton Irwin wrote this song with lead singer Michael Clifford and their producers, Rick Parkhouse and George Tizzard. The song is about an unforgettable affair: Irwin and Clifford came up with the idea when they were travelling to Bournmouth. Irwin started thinking about a soccer chant, and came up with the title. Clifford explained: "We were jamming around with a bass riff, then Ashton did the chant thing and it sounded great."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo Lyric

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo LyricMusic Quiz

In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Steven Tyler of AerosmithSongwriter Interviews

Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.

Tom Waits Lyrics Quiz

Tom Waits Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy WebbSongwriter Interviews

Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?