Watch: R5’s “Smile”

To wrap up an incredible year of sold out shows around the world, R5 is ending 2014 with the video premiere of their new track, “Smile,” off their upcoming sophomore album due out in early 2015.

“This is really a video for our fans,” says Ross Lynch. “We wanted to thank them for supporting us all year and to give them something that will make them smile.”


The video follows R5 as they embark on a journey of hilarity through the four seasons of the year. Shot with the song playing entirely in reverse, the band spent hours learning and rehearsing singing the song backwards. When the video is played forward it appears that the band are singing and walking forward while all the background and foreground elements play in reverse. The uplifting video, directed by Michael Sandy-Borden made its premiere today via MTV, MTV Hits and Fans can watch the video below:

“Smile” is available now at iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play. R5’s EP, Heart Made Up On You, is available at iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play. Upon release, the EP hit #2 on the iTunes Pop Chart, #3 on the iTunes overall chart and #12 on Billboard’s Digital album chart.

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Written by Manny King John

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