Watch The 1975’s Matty Healy Discuss His ‘Idealistic’ New Album

When The 1975 announced the title of their album, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’, you had to wonder if they were serious. If what frontman Matty Healy has to say about the album is true, though, then that was sort of the point.

Discussing the title of their second album, which is out on February 26, Healy says, “The conviction that it took to stand by that as an album title is very representative of what the album is like. It’s quite bold and unafraid to be sentimental, and dramatic and overly romantic. Idealistic… It’s everything that I’m missing in pop records at the moment. To a certain extent it’s a call to arms and a recognition of our disappointment with the state of current pop music. That’s been fuel for artists forever – the dross that they see themselves surrounded by.”

See his full comments below: