The 1975 have opened a new chapter in their music book and gave us the first taste of it in ‘Part of the Band’
The talented, now-Manchester-based band made their fans’ weekend with two big pieces of news. First, the English quartet launched their new single ‘Part of The Band’ and second, The 1975 announced that their new album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, is coming out October 14. It’s not long to wait to hear the band’s new material!
As hard as it is to put The 1975 into a certain genre box, their new single, ‘Part of The Band’ is something else. Something that goes beyond their signature sounds and enters the realm of cinematic orchestra sound. The song discovers multi-faceted aspects of Matty Healy’s imagination and captures the mood of Agnieszka Holland’s 1995′ erotic historic drama Total Eclipse both sonically and lyrically:
And I fell in love with a boy, it was kinda lame
I was Rimbaud and he was Paul Verlaine
In my, my, my imagination
And just like in Total Eclipse, ‘Part of the Band’ has weeping violins and cellos, reflecting those of Oscar-winning Polish composer Jan Kaczmarek.
The 1975′ lyrics are self-reflexive and quite a bit self-ironic:
Am I ironically woke? The butt of my joke?
Or am I just some post-coke, average, skinny bloke
Callin’ his ego imagination?
In any case, the band’s new album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, is far from a joke. It promises to be innovative, string-filled, and even country-like. Be sure to watch the music video for ‘Part Of The Band’, directed by Samuel Bradley, the man behind the album art and band’s new look.