The 1975 bemoaned the current state of pop music in an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac on Thursday evening (October 8).
The band’s new single ‘Love Me’ premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World last night, with the group also revealing that their second album would be titled ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ and will be 17 tracks long.
The band’s frontman Matthew Healy said that they “want to be ambassadors for this generation”, adding: “There’s a lot lacking in pop music these days. It’s such an amazing lexicon and vocabulary of sounds… and there’s just not enough good bands, man, and I’m sick of it. I’m just sick to death of it. “
Commenting on their new image change, Healy added: “We just wanted to be like all bands that we have loved before, where you reinvent yourselves but make it feel like a natural evolution.”
The singer also commented on the ’80s influence on the track: “It was a time where pop music wasn’t overly encumbered with self-awareness or trying to be too cool. That’s why you got amazing bands like INXS or what Bowie was doing at that time.”
‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ will be released in February 2016 and follows their 2013 debut ‘The 1975.’
Read NME‘s review of ‘Love Me’ here.
The 1975 will be touring the UK this November, playing the following dates:
Liverpool University (November 9)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (10)
Sheffield O2 Academy (11)
Doncaster Dome (12)
Nottingham Rock City (14)
Newcastle O2 Academy (15)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (17)
Bridlington Spa (18)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (19)
Plymouth Pavilions (20)
Southampton O2 Guildhall (21)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (23)
London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo (24)
Brighton Centre (26)
Swindon Oasis (27)
Manchester Academy (28)