Matty Healy

Newsweek - - Culture -

The 1975’s fans are ob­sessed with “ev­ery f***ing song” by the pop/rock band, says lead singer Matty Healy. That gives the band no rea­son to back­track over con­tent they’ve al­ready cre­ated on top­ics from pol­i­tics to cli­mate change, ad­dic­tion and re­li­gion. But their lat­est al­bum, Notes On A Con­di­tional Form, re­leased May 22, dives even deeper with a breath of added vul­ner­a­bil­ity. Notes’ first sin­gle was a hard-rock rager ti­tled “Peo­ple,” fol­lowed by “Je­sus Christ 2005 God Bless Amer­ica,” an acous­tic track that speaks to strict re­li­gious views on sex­u­al­ity. The band topped off their pre-re­leases with the bub­bly “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know), which fans have al­ready de­clared one of the band’s best thus far. “By now, I ex­pect peo­ple ex­pect the un­ex­pected to a cer­tain ex­tent with us,” Healy told Newsweek. “Our first [self-ti­tled, con­cept-driven] al­bum is still the odd one out. I think if we’d gone from the EPS to the sec­ond al­bum to the third al­bum to the fourth al­bum, this idea of hav­ing no genre would have made to­tal sense from the be­gin­ning.”

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