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Behind the Fan: @gallery.lrh 💙

Updated: Jun 29, 2022

Written by: Lucy Widmann

For years, bands have stolen the hearts of music lovers all across the world. From One Direction to BTS, the love these bands show towards their fans transports fans' hearts soaring through their chests. 5 Seconds of Summer, an Australian band consisting of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin, has done the exact same thing! One fan account that is dedicated to showing her love to them is @gallery.lrh, a.k.a Júlia! Júlia is 23 years old and lives in Spain, and we are so excited for her to share the behind the scenes of running her fan account! ❤️‍🔥

When asking Júlia about how she first discovered 5SOS (5 Seconds of Summer), she explained that she first came across them in 2014 but didn’t really think anything about it. It wasn’t until 2018, when Júlia heard their song, “You Look So Perfect” playing on a friend's Instagram story, in which she DMed her friend asking what song was playing in the background! Once confirming the song, Júlia went to YouTube and immediately all the memories came back of her 2014 self listening to their songs. From there, YouTube recommended Júlia to watch their newest music video, “Want You Back,” and the rest is history. “I was surprised because the music sounded so different, and they grew up a lot since the music videos from 2014, of course. I felt so happy because the band was still active, and they were about to start a new era that I could join!” ✨

When inquiring about Júlia’s favorite song by 5SOS, she relayed that there are so many that mean so much to her! From “Outer Space/Carry On” to “Jet Black Heart,” all 5SOS’s songs have significant meaning to her. However, if she had to choose one, it would be “Lie To Me.” Despite being a sad song, Júlia explains that it gives her a sense of comfort and really shows the feelings of Luke Hemmings closing a chapter of his life to start a healthier one. 💚

We also all know about Luke Hemming’s solo career, which Júlia explains she loves and supports wholeheartedly! At the time, only “Starting Line” and “Motion” were released. But with only those two songs released, Júlia explained how she thought both songs were amazing, and that she’s in love with Luke’s musical style! Authentic to Júlia’s heart, the song “Starting Line” really connected close to her because of all the changes and challenges she faced living alone in a new city. Júlia explains, “It felt like [Luke] was waiting at the end of the way, and he offered me this song that truly felt like a warm hug.” 🥰

As for a favorite video of 5SOS, Júlia shared a few favorites being Cocktail Chats, all the tour diaries from the Meet You There tour, and their Carpool Karabloke video! All of these videos can’t help but bring a smile to your face, which Júlia explains is one of her favorite aspects of their videos. 🤣

A specific video Júlia mentioned is of Luke Hemmings singing “Best Years” acoustically, on which she comments it's, “so calming!” We all share the same feelings that Júlia describes, and can’t help but adore this beautiful, simple video of Luke singing with just his vocals and guitar. 🎸

One of the coolest parts about running a fan account is the interactions you have with other fans and even sometimes the artists! Júlia describes a moment when this happened to her, with some of the boys from 5SOS interacting with her account! She chronicled how Ashton and Luke have liked some of her posts, and even the band account liked two of her posts! Júlia says, “I’m so happy because this page means a lot to me and seeing them appreciating the work behind this page meant the world. It feels like everything was worth it.” 🤩