With their much-anticipated new album about to hit the streets, the 1975 are back with a little treat for their fans to hold them over until the end of the week. On Monday (Nov. 26), the British band took over BBC Radio 1 for their new Live Lounge session. During the show, the group performed several new tracks from the upcoming record including “Sincerity is Scary,” “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not with You),” and “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”
In between all the new music, the four-piece decided to add a cover to their setlist. As a bonus track, the group took on Ariana Grande’s surprise new single, “thank u, next.” Instead of going the way of poppy goodness that the original version of the insightful song leans on, the 1975 decided to make it more like them. Armed with harmonious backup singers to give it a gospel feel, the cover sounds like it could easily fit on any of the group’s previously released albums.
Watch the 1975 cover “thank u, next” above while the full set can be heard here.
The 1975’s new album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, is due out this Friday, Nov. 30. To prepare fans for the album’s release, the quartet unveiled a string of listening parties scheduled to take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, throughout the country. The full list of upcoming listening parties can be found on Twitter.
As for Grande, “thank u, next” has now spent two weeks at the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The chart-topping song has also landed at the top spot on the Digital Song Sales, On-Demand Streaming Songs, and Streaming Songs charts while also becoming the internet’s favorite new meme. Not too shabby for a song the singer released just a few weeks ago.