Co-produced by Jack Antonoff along with band members Matty Healy and George Daniel, the beautiful string arrangement and colourful saxophone stand out in this new track.
English pop-rock band The 1975 return after 2 years of silence, with ‘Part of the Band’ – accompanied by a stunning new music video. After heavy teasing through cryptic billboards, posters, and a snippet shared on Instagram, fans can finally listen to the bands highly anticipated release. The song is the first single off of their upcoming album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language, which will drop on October 14th on label Dirty Hit.
Co-produced by Jack Antonoff along with band members Matty Healy and George Daniel, the beautiful string arrangement and colourful saxophone stand out in this new track. It also features vocals by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, who called The 1975 her “fave band” in a tweet. Many fans have commented on the evolution of the band’s sound and are excited for this new direction they are headed.
got to sing a little on this for my fave band https://t.co/fR0hJ5Z5UH
— Japanese Breakfast (@Jbrekkie) July 7, 2022
The music video, directed by Samuel Bradley, is a black and white masterpiece filmed on a Kent nudist beach. It depicts The 1975 band members performing their song with a full string orchestra, as well as groups of people doing strange activities like carrying a large blowup ball, running in circles, drawing on a car, and then drawing on Healy. The serenity and quirkiness apparent in the video fit perfectly with the song, which balances racy lyrics that reference heroin and sex with soft vocals and instrumentation.
The rest of Being Funny in a Foreign Language is set to release on October 14th, and after ‘Part of the Band’, everyone will be counting down the days until then.
Revisit Hot Press’ 2020 interview with Matty Healy here.