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Featuring Sam Tompkins and Victor Ray as our cover stars, as well as internal spreads from Girli, Jords, Mysie, Finn Askew, Kara Marni and Master Peace

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The 1975 Make Smashing Return After Two Years

The 1975 needs no introduction. The four-piece band consisting of Matthew Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald is praised as one of the defining voices of their generation with their signature looks, fiercely loyal fanbase, and a sound that is uniquely theirs. 

Since their 22-song album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form‘ released in 2020, the band has been taking a step back to work on new music and teaming up with other industry talents for a variety of collaborations. ‘Notes On A Conditional Form‘, became their fourth consecutive No. 1 album in the UK, landing at No. 1 in Australia too. The band were also named NME’s ‘Band of the Decade’ in 2020 after being crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BRIT Awards in both 2017 & 2019.  

Their latest track, ‘Part Of The Band‘ is a testament to The 1975’s poignant production style as it takes the listeners on a transportive journey through rich instrumental melodies and a glistening orchestral symphony. The band has carefully crafted an intoxicating sound design to construct an endlessly playable track. Layered with soft, subtle percussions, the track illuminates The 1975’s signature indie sound and unmatched ability to take their musicality to the next level after a two-year break.

With vulnerable yet powerful lyrics combined with strong vocal delivery, the band also released a music video for the latest track, directed by Samuel Bradley. The dreamy pop indie-noir film perfectly captures the adventurous yet tasteful approach of the band.

The group commence their tour with a headlining performance at Summer Sonic 2022, Japan’s biggest rock festival that’s held in Tokyo on 20th & 21st August this year. If you are a fan of the band’s impressive creativity and flawless composition, you will not want to miss their forthcoming album, ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’, set to release this autumn on 15 October.

They’ve since released another single from their album in ‘Happiness’. Healy reveals in an NME interview that the song felt like a jam, and one can easily identify the riffs and licks the band love to use within the song. While it’s not a sonic revelation, the band managed to present the signature sounds we’ve come to associate with them in a refreshing new package.

More discerning fans may feel let down by the lack of innovation the track offers, but it’s a feel-good vibe for the band’s long-time followers.

Being Funny In A Foreign Language Artwork (Photo Credit: Samuel Bradley)

In the meantime, get your daily dose of mood boosting with The 1975’s ‘Part Of The Band‘ on Spotify here.

Words by Sheila Lim

Posted On 3 October, 2022