Artist Spotlight: The 1975

From left to right: George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann, and Matthew Healy

Vivian Nguyen
October 19, 2019

The 1975 are an alternative-pop/indie band from England that are not afraid to put themselves out there and take risks. They are constantly outdoing themselves with their music and they have a really unique and nostalgic sound. They create relatable music with all kinds of beats that differentiate them from other groups in the genre. Not only do they use their platform to make music, but also to spread awareness about multiple global issues. 

The band consists of four members: Matthew Healy, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel, the quartet having won several NME and Brit Awards for their work. Currently, they have put out three albums: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware Of It, and A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. They also have an upcoming album titled Notes on a Conditional Form. They are best known for their songs “Chocolate” and “Somebody Else,” along with their iconic box logo.

Their music mainly relates to the events that have happened during Healy’s life, as well as his thoughts and his feelings. For example, their songs “If I Believe You” and “Antichrist” both talk about Matty’s struggle with religion. The band also talks about modern problems such as the attachment people have to their devices, as well as climate change. They worked with climate activist, Greta Thunberg, for a track on their upcoming album where she speaks about the ongoing climate change problem. 

They currently have two tracks for their upcoming album out and they continue to tease their fans with more. The estimated release date for the album is sometime in 2020. The band is currently on tour around the world with artists such as LAUNDRY DAY, Pale Waves, The Japanese House and No Rome. From small gigs to venues with thousands of people, The 1975 is ready to take over the world.

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