With their fourth album just days away, The 1975 have released their latest single ‘Guys’. A reflective and meditative cut, it marks the eighth track to have been released off ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’.
‘Guys’ is a fairly straight-forward, yet beautiful, number, especially compared to the expletive colossal ‘People’ that launched the album campaign. Singer Matty Healy is reminiscent and sentimental, with lines like: “The moment that we started a band was the best thing that ever happened.” Here, Healy sings directly to his band-mates and best friends: a celebration of friendship that feels only more poignant mid-quarantine.
Set to close off their imminent album ‘Notes on a Conditional Form, due for release next Friday 22nd May, ‘Guys’ will undoubtedly end the album on a positive, soul-lifting note. The song itself will be familiar to their fans: the track was given a live airing on The 1975’s UK tour in March of this year.
Marking the eighth song to have been released from ‘Notes’, fans can still get excited about hearing another fourteen unreleased tracks. The album campaign has not quite been smooth sailing: postponed twice officially, the mammoth scale of the project has seen the Manchester band push themselves further than ever.
‘Guys’ comes only two days after The 1975 postponed their outdoor show at Finsbury Park to July 10th 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With two stages to fill, the band have taken extra measures to make the show as eco-friendly as possible. All tickets are paperless while the event itself will be powered entirely by European sustainably sourced HVO fuel. You cannot blame them for not trying.
‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is set for release on 22nd May 2020 via Dirty Hit.