The 1975 have released “Happiness,” the second single off of their upcoming album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, out October 14th. And while the beloved Manchester indie-pop-rock band has evolved and experimented with its sound and aesthetics, one thing that won’t change is their ear for catchy and nuanced melodies and top-tier lyricism. (Oh, and there will be a banging saxophone solo, duh).
We’re ready to hear more from this highly anticipated album. “Happiness” is inspired by the sounds of the ’70s/’80s with a flare of country and acoustic guitar, synths, and saxophones — but still with the same The 1975 sound we all know and love. This already feels like it will be the band’s best work yet.
When talking with Zane Lowe about the newest record, frontman Matty Healy stated, “It came through like jamming. And we haven’t done that in years,” frontman Matty Healy told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe following the track’s premiere. “So we just wanted this record to be really like a captured moment and not be too constructed and even produced that much…we did it in like a day or so. And it’s us having fun. And I think that there’s this real desire in art to see something remarkable with as little technology as possible. Do you know what I mean?”
— The 1975 (@the1975) August 3, 2022
With news of Being Funny In A Foreign Language coming out in a couple of months, the band has also announced dates for their At Their Very Best Tour. Pre-sale goes live on Monday; make sure to sign up for a chance to grab some tickets before they go on general sale!