By God, some day I’ll get you guys to recognize THE GENIUS that is the 1975. I’ll make them into WOWLEBRITIES YET! Lead vocalist Matthew Healy is the 21st century’s biggest and best rock star. He’s SOOOOOO GROOVY, IT HURTS. He’s louche and depraved-looking and slightly wounded with the lugubrious sexuality of a young Jim Morrison… He’s just EVERYTHING! Those reverse-sloping eyebrows! They’re TOO MUCH! And that HAIR! The best IN THE BUSINESS! And even if their latest album veers weirdly into ’80s INXS (and Phil Collins?) territory instead of breaking new ground, they’re still the COOLEST THING GOING ON IN MUSIC TODAY. Trust me. No, don’t trust me, just watch the video.
Their new album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It is still two and a half months away, but they’ve already dropped two videos: “Love Me” and now “Ugh”
Says the Music Times:
“I’m not giving it up!” Healy exclaims at the end of the chorus over a (fittingly) ’70s style funk beat. This is, in a way, The 1975 at its roots, infusing together tight hooks with a lyrical bite this is simultaneously dark underneath the surface and the sort of earworm that can’t necessarily get out of your head.
“And you’re the only thing that’s going on in my mind / Taking over my life a second time / I don’t have the capacity for f*cking / You’re meant to be helping me,” Healy sings with a strain in his voice and building passion in the chorus.
“UGH!” packs more of a punch than I Like It When You Sleep… lead single “Love Me,” both in its upbeat tempo and it’s slightly more sinister lyrics.