5 Seconds of Summer think artists are too "scared" to write about serious issues.
The 'She Looks So Perfect' hitmakers believe there should be more songs about mental illness. They see it as incredibly important for artists to write about these topics because "everyone is sick and depressed these days."
Ashton Irwin told Billboard magazine "Look at top 40 radio. No one is writing music that highlights what everyone is scared to talk about - which is that everyone is sick and depressed these days."
"People our age, we all feel like s**t about ourselves. We wake up and we look at our phones and there are a thousand opinions on who we are - or what we are. It's destructive."
5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford previously revealed he had seen a therapist about problems with his mental health.
Whilst on stage last month, he told the crowd "I was fixing some problems with my mental health. I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had. Anyways, I'm going to shut up now. We're gonna play another song if it's OK?"
The band, which also includes Calum Hood and Luke Hemmings, also revealed their new song 'She's Kinda Hot' is "like a f**k you" to their critics.
They said "It's like a f**k you to people who say you can't be what you are. And to represent that, I don't think we should carry on asking people not to call us a boy band."
"We learned our instruments, we learned how to write songs from scratch, we love performing live and we love f***ing rocking out - that's what we do, so at this stage, people can call us whatever they want."