The 1975, composed of frontman Matty Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel, has always been vocal about current issues being faced by the world today. From speaking of the crippling loneliness despite the interconnectivity of our world in “Sincerity Is Scary,” to expressing anger towards the hypersexualization of society—especially the youth—in “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME,” The 1975 easily shifts from happy, cheery pop rock to profound, morally-ambiguous arthouse in between songs, sometimes even within the same album.
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The latter is the case with the band’s most recent release, simply titled “The 1975.”
The “song” is less of a song and more of a call to action, lightly veiled with sparse instruments. In it, renowned Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg recites an essay she made explaining how, if we wish to survive as a species, we need to stop the things that we’re doing that is of detriment to the environment.
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Greta makes numerous excellent points in the song, with one in particular stating that old policies and governments have failed in protecting the environment, and that the current generation is suffering because of their incompetence. However, among everything she said about climate change, one quote clearly stuck, and it’s this: “Now is not the time for speaking politely,” alluding to how we must demand change if we are to survive as a species.
This new song by The 1975 continues their brand of creating music that is both enjoyable and at the same time relevant to today’s society.
The full “Notes On A Conditional Form” album is slated to come out in 2020. As for the actual track, you can listen to it here:
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