It comes the day before their headline slot at Reading Festival
Shannon COTTON
19:30 22nd August 2019

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The 1975 have unveiled their grungy, rocketing riff-laden new song ‘People’. Dropping a day before the band take on the mammoth task of headlining Reading and Leeds 2019, it’s a departure of sound compared to November 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships as the quartet juggle colossal percussion, gargantuan guitars and a jagged, thundering vocal delivery from singer Matty Healy. 

“Wake up, wake up, wake up, it’s Monday morning and we’ve only got a thousand of them left,” hollers Healy as the galvanising guitars kick in amidst propelling drums. The frenetic pace is reminiscent of the speed in which the world consumes things in 2019, inhaling, chewing a bit and then spitting them straight back out again. Listen to the track below:

It’s the second track to be taken from their upcoming album Notes On A Conditional Form, following on from the self-titled track released last month and featuring Greta Thunberg. We said, "With a wombing ambient background reminiscent of Epcot Disney’s Spaceship Earth, Matty Healy and co. have enrolled Greta Thunberg to write the words for their eagerly-awaited song.”

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Photo: Mara Palena