Last night (February 15) on Beats 1, DJ Zane Lowe introduced a brand new The 1975 track and had a mini-interview with frontman Matty Healy. “After they hear [‘Somebody Else’] they will agree that this is the one,” Lowe said immediately prior to naming it his latest ‘World Record’. ‘Somebody Else’ is the fourth cut from The 1975’s 75-minute second album, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’, a work Healy recently told NME the world ‘needs’.
It’s a lush track with big 808 beats and full-bodied synths, and lyrics about mixed post-breakup feelings; compare it to the overblown melodrama of last year’s lead single ‘Love Me’ and you’ll find it surprisingly downbeat, but on its own it’s still inhabiting a ridiculous, hyperbolic sonic space.
“Wait until they hear about what we’ve got planned next,” Zane added ominously about some upcoming project with The 1975, “but we can’t say anything… we’ve got something planned.” We’ll have to wait and see what he’s on about, but until then you can hear ‘Somebody Else’ below.