The 1975 Returns with “Part of the Band”; New Album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ Out 10/14

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2020 was supposed to be a huge year for The 1975 — and while the English indie/pop/rock band did release a captivatingly daring album, Notes on a Conditional Form, it came out in May of that year — almost exactly as a global pandemic threw the world into chaos and hit the “Pause” button on everything.

That meant no proper touring cycle in support of the record, an ambitious creative effort from Matty Healy and his colleagues. 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).

The 1975, meanwhile, eventually regrouped and worked on new material, and on Oct. 14 will release its fifth full-length album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. The album was officially announced on Thursday and came with the premiere of “Part of the Band,” an intriguing song featuring strings and horns, with Healy’s vocals at the forefront and the music occupying a space along the lines of Father John Misty — but with the production flourishes the 1975 have become known for:

Being Funny in a Foreign Language 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

Stay tuned. The 1975 was poised for a massive breakthrough with its last record, and while it did receive strong reviews, the timing of this next one seems even more primed for maximum exposure.

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