Teeth (5 Seconds of Summer song)

"Teeth " is a song by Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, released on 21 August 2019 as the second single from the band's fourth studio album Calm. It is also included on the third season soundtrack of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.[4][5] The track was written by band members Luke Hemmings and Ashton Irwin with Ali Tamposi. Irwin, Hemmings, and Andrew Watt produced the song. It features guitar from Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine,[1] and its music video was released the same day.

"Teeth"
5 Seconds of Summer - Teeth.png
Single by 5 Seconds of Summer
from the album Calm and the soundtrack of 13 Reasons Why: Season 3
Released21 August 2019 (2019-08-21)
Recorded2019
Genre
Length3:24
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Andrew Watt
  • Louis Bell
5 Seconds of Summer singles chronology
"Easier"
(2019)
"Teeth"
(2019)
"No Shame"
(2020)
Music video
"Teeth" on YouTube

Similarly to the band's previous single "Easier", an alternate "Live from the Vault" version of the song was released. "Teeth – Live from the Vault" was released on 29 October 2019 and was accompanied by a video directed by Thibaut Duverneix.[6]

At the APRA Music Awards of 2020, "Teeth" was nominated for Song of the Year,[7][8][9] while it won Song of the Year at the 2020 ARIA Music Awards.[10]

PromotionEdit

The song was announced on the band's social media on 16 August 2019,[11] along with a 15-second teaser that Alternative Press called "ominous".[12] The song was used as the official theme song for WWE Survivor Series 2019 in addition to appearing in ESPN's 2019 Saturday Night Football season.

Critical receptionEdit

Billboard wrote that the song "sees the group venturing even further into the industrial sounds and themes the band began to explore with previous release 'Easier'".[13] Rolling Stone described the song as "industrial pop" and noted that it "culls from the same well of brooding, ominous industrial rock and nu-metal that inspired their Nine Inch Nails-inspired 'Easier.'"[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Thibaut Duverneix, was also released on 21 August 2019. It features the band "subjected to an experiment-gone-wrong resulting in each member's personal hellscape".[13] The video was called "dark" and "creepy" by Rolling Stone.[1] It starts with the 4 members in what seems to be like a dentist's office. In their dreams, the members attempt to escape their hellscape and succeed. Luke is in a foggy room, Ashton is in a room where the walls are made of linen blown by a big fan, Calum tries to pull a big brick using chains, and Michael climbs a tall ladder. As of September 2020 the music video has over 52 million views.[14]

Live performancesEdit

The song was performed live for the first time on 11 September 2019 as part of the band's stripped back show at 97.1 AMP Radio's SoCal Honda Sound Stage Pop Up.[15] The next day, on 12 September 2019, it was performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden.[16] The song was also performed live on A Little Late with Lilly Singh and was part of the band's setlist for the World War Joy Tour.[17]

On 7 October 2019, the song was performed on ESPN Monday Night Football Genesis Halftime Show, with the accompanying performance video being released the same day.[18]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[52] 2× Platinum 140,000 
Canada (Music Canada)[53] Gold 40,000 
United States (RIAA)[54] Gold 500,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 21 August 2019 Interscope [4]
United States 17 September 2019 Contemporary hit radio [55]
Italy 18 October 2019 Universal [56]

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