“English Love Affair” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Basically, 5 Seconds of Summer’s “English Love Affair” is about a random sensual tryst which the narrator had in London. The way the featured story reads is that he met a lady at the bar, and before he knew it they were at her place doing it. And he is for the most part celebrating the encounter, considering it borderline unbelievable and even pointing out that he still thinks about his “English love affair” – or more specifically the lady who was involved – regularly.

Facts about “English Love Affair”

This is the title track from 5 Seconds of Summer’s maiden album. It came out as part of the album 27 Jun 2014.

5SOS members Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin wrote this song alongside the following: Josh Wilkinson, Roy Stride, Rick Parkhouse and George Tizzard. 

And the latter two artists, collectively known as Red Triangle, also produced the track.

According to Clifford, this song originated from him and the others “jamming around with a bass riff”.  Then it was Ashton Irwin who came up with the “chant thing” contained therein. Moreover according to Ashton, at that time, he was trying to devise a tune akin to a football chant.

“English Love Affair” has a total runtime of 3:00, making it one of the shortest songs on its album.

Was this a 5SOS single?

No. The album featuring this song was promoted by four single releases. This track wasn’t one of them.

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