After much waiting, and several previously released song, The 1975’s new album is officially here. In conjunction with the release, the band has unveiled its latest music video for “The Sound.” On Thursday (Feb. 25), hours before their sophomore record was set to hit stores, the British act released the video which finds them calling out all those naysayers.
The music video begins with the band inside of a glass box performing the new track. Soon after, a crowd of spectators come out and start watching the boxed band. Of course, it doesn’t look like the spectators have anything nice to say about them and quickly begin to throw insults like “Do people really still make music like this?,” “They’re essentially making robotic Huey Lewis tunes,” “There’s no danger in this music at all,” and our personal favorite, “Unconvincing emo lyrics.”
Even frontman Matt Healy gets some of the insults directed at him with “This band thinks it has a charismatic singer…they are mistaken.” Ouch. Check out the music video for “The Sound” below.
“The Sound” joins previously released tracks, “A Change of Heart,” “UGH!” and lead single “Love Me” on the band’s new record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. In support of the album’s release, the band will hit the road later this spring. The North American trek is set to kick off on April 18 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and conclude over a month later on May 25 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. The complete list of dates can be seen here.