This 1975 article was written by Jamie Muir, a Gigsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.
Transformative pop superstars The 1975 have unveiled another cut from their upcoming second album with the moody fizzy-funk of ‘UGH!’
Combining the effortless pop sensibilities of their previous efforts with the soapy r’n’b production of 80s soul lothsarios; it’s a dark reflection on surviving twisted nights and shattering addictions all in the typical grandiose stylings that have made Matt Healy one of the defining voices of a generation.
Like Phil Collins singing in a nightclub toilet, it’s a filthy concoction of all things pop, with enough swagger to invade people’s iTunes collection for years.
The band’s sophomore LP ‘I Like it When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’, is set for release on February 26th, with a full UK tour storming into view straight afterwards including some huge Brixton Academy and Arena dates. Talking about the album and the experiences that have formed it’s creation, frontman Healy recently stated to The Observer:
“I do want to talk about what’s happened in the past three years, and what do you think has happened to a kid who’s gotten in a f**king big band? Everything! I’ve done drugs, had girlfriends. I’ve changed! I’m not scared of saying that s**t.”
“UGH” is available now, with those who pre-order the album instantly receiving the download alongside previous single “Love Me”
You can catch The 1975 on their March UK Tour on the following dates: