The 1975 Premieres New Song ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America,’ a Collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Manchester-based rock/pop band The 1975 was planning to release a new album this spring, but Notes on a Conditional Form has since been pushed back twice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The record is now scheduled to come out on May 22, barring any additional delays.

As a means of keeping fans entertained despite the delay (and as an escape from the confusing reality of our current situation), the 1975 premiered a new song on Friday. Titled “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America,” it’s a tender acoustic ballad featuring a guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers, who lends her voice to the proceedings.

Stream the song below:

This is the fourth song released so far from Notes On a Conditional Form, and it’s worth noting how vastly different each song has been. The 1975, fronted by vocalist Matty Healy, captures all sorts of emotions and themes with its music, and that’s ever-present on the group’s new material.

The first song premiered back in January was “People,” an aggressive, punk-ish anthem with a jarring music video:

“Frail State of Mind” captured a different side of the band, one of intense vulnerability:

“Me & You Together Song” was another early release single:

As was “The Birthday Party”:

The band’s scheduled North American tour — which was to feature Phoebe Bridgers in a support slot — has been postponed due to the coronavirus, and the band has not yet announced new dates.



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