The 1975 do jazz-funk cover Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ on Radio 1 – watch

Band were Live Lounge guests today

The 1975 covered Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ during an appearance on Radio 1’s Live Lounge this morning (February 11).

The band were guests on Clara Amfo’s mid-morning show and performed their new single ‘The Sound’ and a jazz-funk cover of Bieber’s 2015 global number one hit.

The British band release second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ later this month (February 26). It is the follow up to their 2013 debut ‘The 1975’.

Frontman Matt Healy 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)