Luke Hemmings hopes new EP will prepare him for fatherhood!

Opening up about how he wants to mature ahead of his plans to start a family, 5 Seconds of Summer songwriter Luke Hemmings has admitted his new solo project ‘Boy’ is aimed at helping him mature.

Luke Hemmings

Luke Hemmings is hoping his new EP will prepare him for being a dad.

The 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist and singer, 27, says he is soon planning to start a family and revealed he wrote his solo project ‘Boy’ with the aim of it helping him mature ahead of having a child with his songwriter wife Sierra Deaton, 33, who he confirmed this year he had married.

He told Rolling Stone Australia: “As I get older and (am) thinking about having kids at some point, I’m reflecting on myself at that age, still being that struggling boy deep down inside.

“There can be a tendency, especially for men as they get older, to bottle things up inside and not address them until it’s maybe past the point of no return.

“This EP is about uncovering emotions or experiences from my younger years, getting in touch with that inner boy, that inner child, so to speak, in order to become a fully realised version of myself.”

Luke has a solo tour on the horizon including one in his homeland of Australia in June, and said he has to battle moments of panic over how his new material will be received by fans.

He added: “There’s still anxiety about putting anything out, whether alone or with others.

“But you just have to break down the walls and take it as it comes.”

Luke went on about his solo writing approach: “I write in short bursts, over different periods of life.

“Sometimes I’ll start a song and then come back to it months later to finish it. “But lately, I’ve been trying to get across more emotion with less words. In the past, I’ve tended to overcomplicate things lyrically by saying too much. A lot of these new songs aim to be as concise as possible.”

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