Moving on from 1D to 5SOS makes perfect sense, especially considering how they’re being marketed. With 1D’s merchandise aimed at a very young market and deliberately not being moved away from that age and target group, 5SOS have ‘we’re not a boygroup we’re much cooler and we talk about underwear in our songs (risqué!!!) and we’ve got guitars’ written all over them - which is perfect, really, for the point when liking boygroups simply isn’t something you can openly admit in front of your friends and when ‘they play their own instruments’ is a very important argument. 5SOS are pop and they follow an obvious marketing scheme. There’s absolutely nothing punk about them but, speaking from experience, they’re just loud and pseudo-punk enough to provide the illusion of rebellion. Which is the logical next step after a few years of 1D - who can’t grow up because that would take effort and energy in remarketing from their team when they technically already have the next big hit lined up and ready to go by taking the 1D fandom and entertaining them with a fresh, exciting but still somewhat familiar (livestreams, update accounts, fan mobs, banter between attractive young guys) alternative (and the pre-show clips and videos at 1D concerts are almost all about 5SOS).
you can hear shawtys father crying in disappointment