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From covering songs on YouTube to opening up for One Direction, chart-topping Australian group 5 Seconds of Summer has come a long way.

But behind their hit songs are thought-provoking messages and members of the group have opened up to their fans about their own personal struggles. Guitarist Michael Clifford has publicly discussed his battle with mental illness.

Nightline on Fusion caught up with the group in New York to talk about what inspires them and why they don’t like the be considered a “boy band.”

 

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