With their fourth album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ set for release on 22nd May, The 1975 are giving us our latest glimpse at what we can expect with new song ‘Guys’.
A recent live set addition, the delicate track is an ode to the band’s friendship. “I really love this song,” Matty Healy told Zane Lowe on Apple Music. “It’s really, I don’t know. It’s really nice. It’s really quite earnest. It’s quite real. I don’t really look back very much either in that regard, like properly sentimentally. So it was nice to do that. Yeah, it came quite late in the record and it was just quite easy because in its simplicity it was easily executable and it’s quite an obvious emotional quality to it. It came quite easy that song, but I think I just wanted to write a love letter to friendship, as opposed to every love song being about our romantic relationships. I think that our friendships are obviously our most formative relationships. So shout out to the homies.
“It’s that whole thing of sincerity is scary that I’ve been going on a prolonged time,” he continues. “I think that it’s very, very easy to be sardonic or ironic in the face of things that are really sentimental or that make us feel exposed or potentially make us feel embarrassed or to be naive and to be soppy and sentimental is to be really human. Do you know what I mean? And to cut those bits out, to throw in those ideas with just irony and taking the Mick all the time can be quite exhausting. And I think that there is a lot of jokes and winks and this and that on my records. And I think that this song was a bit of an antidote for all of that. It’s just nice to have one moment of pure, genuine soppy, naive sentimentality. That is a massive ingredient in being a person.”
Listen to ‘Guys’ below.
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