The 1975 turned in a spectacular performance on The Late Late Show, taking over the entire late night show set for a rendition of ‘I Like America & America Likes Me.’ The band started the appearance in a traditional way on host James Corden’s stage, but quickly singer Matthew Healy, clad in a blue jumpsuit, crept over to Corden’s desk, where two back-up dancers accompanied his frenzied vocal performance. You can watch the performance below.
In the clip, Healy gets up close and personal with the camera, which shoots him from below as he climbs on the desk and sings into the lens. The singer eventually returns to his bandmates, where he immediately climbs on top of the kick drum. It makes for a compelling performance of an equally unusual song.
‘I Like America & America Likes Me’ also features on The 1975’s recent third album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The 1975 have been on the road since the album dropped at the end of last year and will perform at numerous festivals this summer, including Reading & Leeds, Mad Cool Festival in Madrid and Summer Sessions in Glasgow.
In the US, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships claimed the No. 1 position on the Top Album Sales, Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. It was named one of the best albums of 2018 by numerous publications, including Pitchfork, TIME, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. ‘Love It If We Made It’ appeared on Best Songs of 2018 lists of critics at The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vulture and NPR.
The 1975 play the following American arena dates this coming fall:
16 November: Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
19 November: Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
20 November: Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
26 November: New Orleans, LA, UNO Lakefront Arena
1 December: Broomfield, CO, 1STBANK Center.