The 1975 have released a new video for their song 102. Directed by Giorgio Testi, the new black and white performance clip sees the band’s frontman Matty Healy performing 102 – which will feature on the Japanese edition of A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships – solo while sat on a sofa in one of the band’s recording studios. You can watch the video above.
The 102 video arrives as the Manchester four-piece have been gearing up for the release of their hotly-anticipated third studio album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which is out now. The band played an intimate and sold-out show in Kingston-upon-Thames tonight ahead of the release of their new record. Prior to the gig, Healy and the promoters of the show warned fans that they would be moved on if they camped out in the queue the night before.
With fans eager to witness The 1975’s live return ahead of their arena tour next year, the band’s frontman told attendees that they “will be moved on” if they attempt to queue for the show overnight.
“Please don’t try camp out for the show on Thursday,” Healy tweeted. “And don’t think you’re sly like ‘yeah of course’ and then just try and do it anyway cos I’ve got people there who will stop you so it’s simply not gonna happen. It’s too cold. Don’t waste your time trying it as you will be moved x.”
Elsewhere in 1975 news, speaking in a new interview ahead of the release of A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, Healy described the band’s current ‘Music For Cars’ “era” of sound to what he called “their Gorillaz moment”.
“I sat myself down and said, ‘Okay, you haven’t told anyone this ending yet, so think about it. Are you willing to sacrifice the reason you get out of bed because you want a good ending at 28 years old?’” Healy recalled. “What I wanted to do was make a load of music. Since I made that decision, I’ve s_t myself.”