The 1975 confront their critics in ‘The Sound’ video – watch

Band release new album 'I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it' today (February 26)

The 1975 confront their biggest criticisms in the video for new single ‘The Sound’.

The song features on new album ‘I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it’, released today, and its video sees the band performing live in front of the neon pink lighting rig that has become a part of their stage show.

However, as the performance progresses strangers approach the band to get a closer look and a series of critiques aimed at the band flash up on screen. They include things such as “Terrible high-pitched vocals”, “Punch-your-TV obnoxious” and “Unconvincing emo lyrics”.

Watch the video below:

Matt Healy of The 1975 recently told NME he believes “the world needs” the band’s imminent new album.

The frontman admits that the ambitious nature of the band’s new album could prove a stumbling block but that he couldn’t have made the album any other way. “I’m challenging people to sit through an hour and 15 minutes and 17 songs that all sound completely different from each other,” he admits. “It’s quite an emotional investment. It’s art. It’s what I want to do. The world needs this album.”

The 1975 will embark on a UK tour next month. See those dates below.

London, O2 Academy Brixton (March 4, 7-9)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (March 12-15)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (March 17-19)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (March 22)