The 1975 Previews ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ with Irresistible Indie/Pop Anthem, “I’m In Love With You”

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Oct. 14 will bring with it the anticipated new album from English pop/rock/indie outfit The 1975. 

On Thursday, the group shared its latest preview of the record, and “I’m In Love With You” is perhaps the most accessible distillation of the group’s 1980s-inspired pop experimentation.

Jangly guitars and synth are the focus here, paired with front man Matty Healy’s chorus, which repeats enough times to grab hold of your consciousness and not let go. Here’s the song’s video (keep an eye out for a cameo from Phoebe Bridgers, who provides backing vocals on the song):

“I’m In Love With You” follows the previously released “Happiness,” another exercise in the 1975’s precise directional focus with this album:

Being Funny in a Foreign Language will be the 1975’s first since 2020’s captivatingly daring album, Notes on a Conditional Form. The heavily stylized “Part of the Band” was first debuted with the announcement of the new album:

The record is credited to writers Healy and George Daniel, and was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, U.K. and Electric Lady Studios in New York.

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Here’s its track listing:

  1. The 1975
  2. Happiness
  3. Looking For Somebody (To Love)
  4. Part Of The Band
  5. Oh Caroline
  6. I’m In Love With You
  7. All I Need To Hear
  8. Wintering
  9. Human Too
  10. About You
  11. When We Are Together

The excitement around 2020’s Notes on a Conditional Form was tempered by the COVID-19 pandemic during which it was released, as it limited the 1975’s ability to get out on the road and tour the record around the world. They were on track for a U.S. arena tour with Phoebe Bridgers as support, but the tour was scrapped due to pandemic uncertainty. Shortly thereafter, Bridgers exploded in popularity, making such a tour seem impossible now that she is headlining big venues of her own (though Healy made an appearance at one of Bridgers’ triumphant Los Angeles gigs in October of 2021).

As a result, this new album cycle presents a chance for the group to make up for lost time — which it will, on a North American tour that is already sold out in multiple markets:

11/03 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
11/04 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway
11/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11/09 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
11/10 Washington, DC The Anthem
11/12 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
11/13 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
11/15 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre
11/16 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall
11/17 Austin, TX Moody Center
11/20 Mexico City, MX Corona Capital Festival
11/23 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Financial Theatre
11/25 Las Vegas, NV The Theater at Virgin Hotels
11/26 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
11/28 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
11/29 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/01 Portland, OR Moda Center
12/02 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
12/08 Independence, MO Cable Dahmer Arena
12/10 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Ballroom
12/12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
12/16 Newport, KY PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
12/17 Pittsburgh, PA UPMC Events Center

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