Indie-pop musician Kelsey Byrne, best known as VÉRITÉ, dropped a surprise cover of The 1975’s fan-favorite and album standout ,’Somebody Else’. VÉRITÉ’s take on the song is transformative turning the sentimental, warbly sounds of the original into an upbeat, 80’s influenced, almost-sassy sounding affair. ICYMI, the NYC based artist will be going on tour with Marian Hill this fall. Check out their official site for more information on tickets and shows. Listen to ‘Somebody Else’ below.
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The 1975 are back with a new music video for their single, “Somebody Else”. Singer and protagonist Matty Healy explained in a tweet that he and the music video’s director Tim Mattia got ‘weird’ and ‘self-obsessed’ for the video. And well, it isn’t a lie. The video is a continuation of their last music video “A Change of Heart” and features Clown Matty going about his night. Each of The 1975’s music videos from their latest album have painted Healy in a different and predominantly negative way. “A Change of Heart” showed him as a literal clown — desperate to...more
Couldn’t find your way to Exeter for Big Weekend over the weekend for two days of free, glorious music hosted by BBC Radio 1? Or just couldn’t get tickets in the mad rush? Don’t worry; us too. But at least we can all thank god for all of the videos that Radio 1 have shared on their YouTube channel. So pull up an inflatable lawn chair, put on your short shorts and sunglasses, and let’s all vicariously live through the glimpses we get. And don’t forget: there’s always next year! Here’s hoping the moving festival comes to a town...more
The 1975 and Jake Bugg are confirmed to be playing BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival in Exeter this May. The two artists join an already star-studded lineup including artists like Coldplay, Bring Me The Horizon, Ellie Goulding and Chase & Status, with more bands to be added as it gets closer to the festival date. Last years artists included Taylor Swift, Years & Years, Hozier, Foo Fighters and Florence + the Machine and even more, so you know this weekend will be just as amazing as last year. Details on how to get tickets to the event will be...more
To celebrate the release of their second album, titled i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware, The 1975 released a music video for their single “The Sound” at midnight. The band plays inside a glass box, dressed in black (from head to toe!) as they are harshly critiqued by the outside world. Comments like “There’s no danger in music like this at all” and “unconvincing emo lyrics” are shown throughout their performance; my personal favorite is “I only heard ‘Chocolate’ once and I hated it’. You keep making music despite what the critics...more
British band The 1975 was on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show earlier today to premiere their newest song “Somebody Else” off their highly anticipated second studio album “I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”. They have been releasing gem after gem and this song is not the exception. Their latest effort soars with singer Matt Healy’s drowned out vocals and a hard-punching pop beat. “This song came very quickly, very naturally. It’s a very straight up The 1975 song. It’s something that talks about your feelings” said Healy about the...more
The 1975 performed at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge with Clara Amfo this morning, unveiling a knockout cover of Justin Bieber’s hit track “Sorry”. In true The 1975 fashion, the song is entirely reinvented and sounds nothing like Bieber’s track, transformed instead into a funky, soulful song. It features saxophonist John Waugh along with the 1975’s signature warped, dream-like, ambient sound to make a slower, smoother rendition. The 1975 are unafraid to pick apart songs and rebuild them from the ground up as their own and it’s a feat not many artists can properly accomplish without it falling short or...more