The 1975’s new album Notes On A Conditional Form is set for release on Friday, 22 May, and ahead of its release the band have shared a YouTube Session performance of the LP’s lead single ‘People’, which you can check out below.
It’s been nearly a year since The 1975 original released the nü-metal-esque music video for ‘People’, and this new clip is a lot more straightforward. Frontman Matty Healy in a (comparatively) demure outfit and sporting a jet-black mohawk, screams the song’s lyrics into a suspended microphone while the rest of the band plays around him.
“The economy’s a goner, republic’s a banana, ignore it if you wanna — f_k it, I’m just gonna get girls, food, gear/I don’t like going outside, so bring me everything here,” he sings.
The 1975 released a similar black-and-white clip for another recent Notes on A Conditional Form single, ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know).’ They’ve also shared the album tracks ‘Frail State of Mind,’ ‘Me and You Together Song,’ ‘The Birthday Party,’ ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’ (featuring Phoebe Bridgers), ‘Guys’ and the self-titled album opener.
“Every time I do a 1975 record, I kind of just go through my catalogue of music, the mental rolodex,” Matty Healy said of his band’s new album last week. “And I think that Notes is an interesting record, because it has our most aggressive moments and our most tranquil moments and they’re quite harshly lined up against each other. I don’t have a playlist of one type of music, so I don’t consume music like that, and when I’m inspired it’ll never happen twice in one genre.”
In the weeks leading up to the new album’s release, the 1975 have hosted listening parties for their first three albums every Friday on Twitter and Spotify, culminating last Friday with a return to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Healy has also hosted a special new podcast in partnership with The Face, where he has interviewed heroes like Stevie Nicks, Brian Eno, Kim Gordon and Mike Kinsella.
Notes On A Conditional Form is out on 22 May and can be bought here.