Celeb Secrets hit up the Teragram Ballroom on Thursday (May 11) to celebrate the release of R5‘s new EP New Addictions with Ross, Riker, Rocky, Rydel, and Ellington and have all the details on what went down!
Playing to a packed house filled with fans, friends, VIPs, and press, New Beat Fund kicked off the night with their catchy and upbeat tracks. If you haven’t heard of them we highly recommend you check hem out. Following NBF, Ryland Lynch brought down the house with his amazing DJ skills.
Can he DJ at one of our parties?
After we were super pumped up, Ross, Riker, Rocky, Rydel, and Ellington finally took the stage and it was beyond our expectations. New Addictions is straight fire!
The band opened up their set with “Red Velvet” which was very upbeat. New Beat Fund’s lead singer, Burnie Baker, came out during the song to sing his rap verse on the track and it was absolutely insane. In between performing “If,” “Lay Your Head Down,” “Trading Time,” and “If,” R5 sprinkled in some of our favorites, including “All Night,” “Heart Made Up On You,” and a slowed-down version of (I Can’t) Forget About You and “Cali Girls” in their set. We were so stoked when they sang “Cali Girls” because it’s one of our all time favorite old-school R5 songs. To top everything off, Ross Lynch played us a song that he wrote during the election about Hillary Clinton; can you record and release this now, Ross? K thanks.
Since its release on Friday, New Addictions hit #3 on the iTunes Pop Chart and #10 on the overall chart. Ross, Riker, Rocky, Rydel, and Ellington‘s overall style has changed and we’re really digging their new sound. With R5 taking a greater writing and production role than ever before, the EP finds the musicians refining their song-craft. Built on powerful grooves and sharply crafted hooks, New Addictions also channels the unstoppable energy R5 have recently shown playing festivals alongside artists like The Chainsmokers, Panic! At The Disco, Charlie Puth and Weezer.
Listen to New Addictions below, you won’t regret it…