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* CoverSong: They've done a few of these. The most well known examples are their covers of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, "By Your Side" by {{Music/Sade}}, and "thank u, next" by ArianaGrande.

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* CoverSong: They've done a few of these. The most well known examples are their covers of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, "By Your Side" by {{Music/Sade}}, and "thank u, next" by ArianaGrande.Music/ArianaGrande.



** "UGH!" is a very catchy ScrittiPolitti-style song about a cocaine relapse. The video, which consists of bright lights and [[DancingWithMyself Matty's dancing,]] doesn't hurt, either.

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** "UGH!" is a very catchy ScrittiPolitti-style Music/ScrittiPolitti-style song about a cocaine relapse. The video, which consists of bright lights and [[DancingWithMyself Matty's dancing,]] doesn't hurt, either.



* OnThree: Subverted in live performances of their concert closer. The audience is asked to go berserk for the guitar solo and final chorus "on the count of four." The countdown, as spelled out in giant letters on the backdrop screen, goes "''ONE, TWO, FUCKING GO''"

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* OnThree: Subverted in live performances of their concert closer.closer, "The Sound". The audience is asked to go berserk for the guitar solo and final chorus "on the count of four." The countdown, as spelled out in giant letters on the backdrop screen, goes "''ONE, TWO, FUCKING GO''"


* FunWithSubtitles: In concert, the ''A Brief Inquiry'' version of "The 1975" has its lyrics displayed one word at a time on the backdrop screen. The lone piano chord that strikes after the line, "Go down go down, soft sound," is given a full screen "(PIANO)".



* OneWordTitle: Nearly all of their songs. Some are even combinations of words, such as "Menswear" (as in 'men's wear', [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not]] 'men swear'), "Facedown", "fallingforyou" and "Lostmyhead".

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* OnThree: Subverted in live performances of their concert closer. The audience is asked to go berserk for the guitar solo and final chorus "on the count of four." The countdown, as spelled out in giant letters on the backdrop screen, goes "''ONE, TWO, FUCKING GO''"
* OneWordTitle: Nearly all The majority of their songs.songs early on. Some are even combinations of words, such as "Menswear" (as in 'men's wear', [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not]] 'men swear'), "Facedown", "fallingforyou" and "Lostmyhead".



* PlatonicLifePartners: Matty and George.

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* PlatonicLifePartners: Matty and George. When Matty began using drugs again, George personally got him back on track.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Several of the drug escapades and mental breakdowns detailed throughout ''I like it when you sleep'' happened in full or in part to lead singer Matty. The single "She's American" even references Matty's on-stage mental breakdown in Boston during their first tour.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Several of the drug escapades and mental breakdowns detailed throughout ''I like it when you sleep'' and ''A Brief Inquiry'' happened in full or in part to lead singer Matty. The single Matty:
** "UGH!" is an out-of-body experience about being on cocaine at a party, shifting between first- and second-person narration.
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"She's American" even references Matty's on-stage mental breakdown in Boston during their first tour.



** "Surrounded by Heads and Bodies" is about a woman named Angela, whom Matty had grown up with on the same street, appearing in rehab alongside him.
** "I Couldn't Be More in Love" is about Matty's frank concern that his life and band will entirely unravel once he enters rehab. The vocal take was recorded just before doing so, and the pain shows through.



** ''A Brief Inquiry'''s version is a straight recording of Matty singing alone with a piano, but the vocal is manipulated through a plug-in known as the Prismizer[[note]]a device previously used by Frank Ocean and Bon Iver that generates multiple vocoded lines freely assignable to any pitch or chord in real-time[[/note]], generating an impenetrable field of robotic Mattys, echoing the falsity in the wealth of online content that the album discusses.

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** ''A Brief Inquiry'''s version is a straight recording of Matty singing alone with a piano, but the vocal is manipulated through a plug-in known as the Prismizer[[note]]a device previously used by Frank Ocean Music/FrankOcean and Bon Iver Music/BonIver that generates multiple vocoded lines freely assignable to any pitch or chord in real-time[[/note]], generating an impenetrable field of robotic Mattys, echoing the falsity in the wealth of online content that the album discusses.


* ''A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'' (to be released 2018)
--> Singles: "Give Yourself A Try" (2018), "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" (2018), "Sincerity Is Scary" (2018)

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* ''A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'' (to be released 2018)
(2018)
--> Singles: "Give Yourself A Try" (2018), "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" (2018), "Sincerity Is Scary" (2018), "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)" (2018)


It's not living if it's not with you.

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It's not living if it's not with you.''



The 1975 is an English band from Manchester, United Kingdom. Its members are Matthew “Matty” Healy (vocals, guitar, piano), Adam Hann (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), [=Ross MacDonald=] (bass, backing vocals, keyboards) and George Daniel (drums, backing vocals). They also have an extra live member, John Waugh (saxophone, keyboards).

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\n->''And all I do is sit and think about you,\\
If I knew what you'd do,\\
Collapse my veins wearing beautiful shoes,\\
It's not living if it's not with you.
-->"It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)"

The 1975 is are an English band from Manchester, United Kingdom. Its The band members are Matthew “Matty” Healy (vocals, guitar, piano), Adam Hann (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), [=Ross MacDonald=] (bass, backing vocals, keyboards) and George Daniel (drums, backing vocals). They also have an extra For live member, performances they are joined by John Waugh (saxophone, keyboards).
piano, keyboards, synthesisers), Jamie Squire (synthesisers, keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and the twins Kaylee and Taitlyn Jaiy (backing vocals, dancing).


* HollywoodAtheist: Matty is infamous for his hatred of religion, even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeWFfVzWGU&ab_channel=Starsatjoiz referring to religion as a disease.]] Both "Antichrist" and "If I Believe You" talk about how if God were real, he wouldn't allow him or other people to suffer as they have.



* ReligionRantSong: 'Antichrist' and 'If I Believe You'.

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* ReligionRantSong: 'Antichrist' Matty is infamous for his hatred of religion, even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeWFfVzWGU&ab_channel=Starsatjoiz referring to religion as a disease.]] Both "Antichrist" and 'If "If I Believe You'.You" talk about how if God were real, he wouldn't allow him or other people to suffer as they have.


A four-piece PowerPop[=/=]AlternativeDance[=/=]SophistiPop[=/=][[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly whatever they want to be]] group, their style has been described by music magazine ''Paste'' as “equal parts ethereal and synth pop” with “haunting” and “smooth” vocals. Matty has cited Music/{{Prince}}, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/TalkingHeads, Music/SigurRos and Music/MyBloodyValentine as his musical influences, but states his greatest influence is the filmmaker John Hughes. Their lyrics explore discovery and novelty in sex, love, drugs, hope, death, and fear, among other themes.

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A four-piece PowerPop[=/=]AlternativeDance[=/=]SophistiPop[=/=][[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly whatever they want to be]] group, their style has been described by music magazine ''Paste'' as “equal parts ethereal and synth pop” with “haunting” and “smooth” vocals. Matty has cited Music/{{Prince}}, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/TalkingHeads, Music/SigurRos and Music/SigurRos, Music/MyBloodyValentine and Music/TheBlueNile as his musical influences, but states his greatest influence is the filmmaker John Hughes. Their lyrics explore discovery and novelty in sex, love, drugs, hope, death, and fear, among other themes.

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** The concert segments of the video for “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” are a love letter to ''Film/{{Stop Making Sense}}'', complete with backup singers and “Danny” wearing David Byrne’s iconic white business suit.


* DrugsAreBad: "M.O.N.E.Y." Ironically, on the album this song is on, this song is followed by "Chocolate". See DrugsAreGood below. "UGH!" fits this as well.

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* DrugsAreBad: DrugsAreBad:
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"M.O.N.E.Y." Ironically, on the album this song is on, this song is followed by "Chocolate". See DrugsAreGood below. below.
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"UGH!" fits this as well.describes a cocaine addict (aka Matty referring to himself in the third person) making an ass out of themselves at a party.
** Several songs on ''A Brief Inquiry'' detail Matty's heroin addiction and subsequent rehab. "I Couldn’t Be More in Love" is even about his fear that the 1975 fanbase will call it quits by the time that he is done rehab.


* AutoTune: The 1975 haven't been shy with pitch correction in the past, but used the software's famous "zero" feature on "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" and "I Like America & America Likes Me" on ''A Brief Inquiry.''



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* CoverSong: They've done a few of these. The most well known examples are their covers of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, and "By Your Side" by {{Music/Sade}}.

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* CoverSong: They've done a few of these. The most well known examples are their covers of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, and "By Your Side" by {{Music/Sade}}.{{Music/Sade}}, and "thank u, next" by ArianaGrande.
** Inverted when several artists, most notably {{Music/Lorde}}, covered "Somebody Else".



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: All of their videos except for the second version of "Sex". This changed as of 2015, at the start of the new album cycle.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: All of their videos from their first album, except for the second version of "Sex". This changed as of 2015, at the start of the new album cycle."Sex".



** ''I like it when you sleep...'' further incorporates SynthPop, while dipping into Art Rock, SophistiPop, NeoSoul and RAndB.

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** ''I like it when you sleep...'' sleep'' further incorporates SynthPop, while dipping into Art Rock, SophistiPop, NeoSoul and, in one instance, a full-on gospel song.
** ''A Brief Inquiry'' toned down the 80s sheen of previous albums, incorporating 90s {{Britpop}}
and RAndB.RAndB, as well as a few genre exercises in a post-punk song, a UK garage song and ''a 1930s jazz ballad.''



* ListSong: "Love It If We Made It" is effectively the "[[Music/BillyJoel We Didn't Start the Fire]]" of the 2010s. The commodification of black lives in America, the Syrian refugee crisis, internet apathy, the dismissal of facts as opinions, and a verbatim quote from American president Donald Trump in which he confirmed his previous sexual assaults are just some of the things that appear in both the song and video.

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* ListSong: "Love It If We Made It" is effectively the "[[Music/BillyJoel We Didn't Start the Fire]]" of the 2010s. The commodification of black lives in America, the profiting off the poor that fuels the prison industrial complex, the Syrian refugee crisis, internet apathy, the dismissal of facts as opinions, and a verbatim quote from American president Donald Trump in which he all but confirmed his previous sexual assaults are just some of the things that appear in both the song and video.



** "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" is a chill little number about a ''really'' dysfunctional relationship- the narrator cheats on his girlfriend and lies to her, and they regularly fight.

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** "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" is a chill little number about a ''really'' dysfunctional relationship- relationship: the narrator cheats on his girlfriend and lies to her, and they regularly fight.



* MachineMonotone: "The Man Who Married a Robot" is narrated by Siri.



** "Love It If We Made It": "We're fucking in a car / Shooting heroin / Saying controversial things just for the hell of it." Bonus points for being the opening line.

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** "Love It If We Made It": "We're fucking in a car / Shooting heroin / Saying controversial things just for the hell of it." Bonus points for being the opening line. There's a second in "'I moved on her like a bitch!'", but the band were fine with it as the line is a verbatim quote made by American president Donald Trump, made in 2005 that re-surfaced during his presidential campaign.



* RearrangeTheSong: The song "The 1975" opens each album, and a new variation is presented each time as a form of mission statement for each album:

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* RearrangeTheSong: The song "The 1975" opens each album, and each time in a new variation is presented each time that doubles as a form of that album's mission statement for each album:statement:



** ''A Brief Inquiry'''s version is a straight recording of Matty singing alone with a piano, but the vocal is manipulated through a plug-in known as the Prismizer[[note]]a device previously used by Frank Ocean and Bon Iver that generates multiple vocoded lines freely assignable to any pitch or chord in realtime[[/note]], generating an impenetrable field of robotic Mattys, echoing the falsity in the wealth of online content that the album discusses.

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** ''A Brief Inquiry'''s version is a straight recording of Matty singing alone with a piano, but the vocal is manipulated through a plug-in known as the Prismizer[[note]]a device previously used by Frank Ocean and Bon Iver that generates multiple vocoded lines freely assignable to any pitch or chord in realtime[[/note]], real-time[[/note]], generating an impenetrable field of robotic Mattys, echoing the falsity in the wealth of online content that the album discusses.



* VocalDissonance: Matthew Healy speaks with a typical deep English-accented voice, but when he sings he has a much more high-pitched voice.

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* VocalDissonance: Matthew Healy speaks with a typical deep English-accented voice, but when he sings he has a much more high-pitched voice. His lower register was finally showcased on "Inside Your Mind".


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* WorthLivingFor: The bookends of ''A Brief Inquiry'', "Give Yourself a Try" and "I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)"; the latter has as a final lyric, "If you can't survive; just try".


* ListSong: "Love It If We Made It" is effectively the "[[Music/BillyJoel We Didn't Start the Fire]]" of the 2010s. The commodification of black lives in America, the Syrian refugee crisis, internet apathy, the dismissal of facts as opinions, and a verbatim quote from American president Donald Trump in which he confirmed his previous sexual assaults are just some of the things that appear in both the song and video.



** "Somebody Else": 'Get someone you want? Get someone you need? Fuck that, get money."
** "UGH!" 'I don't have the capacity to be fucking / You're meant to be helping me.'
** "Give Yourself A Try": "'Cause you'll move somewhere sunny and get addicted to drugs/And spend obscene amounts on fucking seeds and beans online"

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** "Somebody Else": 'Get "'Get someone you want? Get someone you need? need?' Fuck that, get money."
** "UGH!" 'I "I don't have the capacity to be fucking / You're meant to be helping me.'
"
** "Give Yourself A Try": "'Cause "And you'll make a lot of money and it's funny / 'Cause you'll move somewhere sunny and get addicted to drugs/And drugs / And spend obscene amounts on fucking seeds and beans online"online"
** "Love It If We Made It": "We're fucking in a car / Shooting heroin / Saying controversial things just for the hell of it." Bonus points for being the opening line.



* RearrangeTheSong: ''I like it when you sleep'' opens with a complete rework of their self-titled song, "The 1975", with this new version focusing more on vocal layering and less on instrumentals and background noises.

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** "It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)" is a frank dicussion of Matty's time in rehab for heroin, speaking through the character of Danny.
* RearrangeTheSong: The song "The 1975" opens each album, and a new variation is presented each time as a form of mission statement for each album:
** ''The 1975'' received a plaintive, indie rock version complete with a field recording that echoed their style at the time.
**
''I like it when you sleep'' opens with a complete rework of their self-titled song, "The 1975", with this new sleep'''s version focusing more on uses a choir and bass synth to sound lush and anthemic, highlighting the dramatic 80s sweeps throughout this album.
** ''A Brief Inquiry'''s version is a straight recording of Matty singing alone with a piano, but the
vocal layering is manipulated through a plug-in known as the Prismizer[[note]]a device previously used by Frank Ocean and less on instrumentals and background noises.Bon Iver that generates multiple vocoded lines freely assignable to any pitch or chord in realtime[[/note]], generating an impenetrable field of robotic Mattys, echoing the falsity in the wealth of online content that the album discusses.


--> Singles: "Give Yourself A Try" (2018), "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" (2018)

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--> Singles: "Give Yourself A Try" (2018), "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" (2018), "Sincerity Is Scary" (2018)



* AlbumIntroTrack: The song "The 1975" on both albums. Doubles as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for each album.

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* AlbumIntroTrack: The song "The 1975" on both albums.albums, and will be on ''A Brief Inquiry''. Doubles as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for each album.



** The phrase "poetry is in the streets in full living colour" and variants thereof has appeared in several of their music videos.



** "M.O.N.E.Y." is an upbeat funk song about a boy who wastes his money on cocaine to be cool, but eventually gets hurt badly by it ("Tabs with unlimited 0's / New clothes, bloody nose / Powders and walking back home / Has he got enough weed? No / Broken phone, retching on the floor alone..."), is even [[NoFourthWall called out by the narrator]] ("I can't believe that we're talking about him!") and eventually gets arrested ("I'm searching you, mate, your jaw's all over the place... / Look, the dog won't bark if you don't lark about...").

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** "M.O.N.E.Y." is an upbeat funk song about a boy who wastes his money on cocaine to be cool, but eventually gets hurt badly by it ("Tabs with unlimited 0's / New clothes, bloody nose / Powders and walking back home / Has he got enough weed? No / Broken phone, retching on the floor alone..."), is even [[NoFourthWall called out by the narrator]] ("I can't believe that we're talking about him!") and eventually gets arrested ("I'm searching you, mate, your jaw's all over the place... / Look, the dog won't bark if you don't lark about..."). The song even has Matty sighing at the end like he's just so completely done with the boy and his misdeeds.



** "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)" is a very upbeat song about Matty's heroin addiction.



** "Give Yourself A Try": "'Cause you'll move somewhere sunny and get addicted to drugs/And spend obscene amounts on fucking seeds and beans online"



* SanitySlippageSong: Both 'Ballad of Me and My Brain' and 'lostmyhead' are pretty straight examples, although the former is much more comedic than the latter.

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* SanitySlippageSong: Both 'Ballad 'The Ballad of Me and My Brain' and 'lostmyhead' are pretty straight examples, although the former is much more comedic than the latter.

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** "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" is a chill little number about a ''really'' dysfunctional relationship- the narrator cheats on his girlfriend and lies to her, and they regularly fight.


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** The narrator of "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME", though he claims that his girlfriend texts another guy sometimes.


Most recently, the band played at Coachella 2014 and in the Royal Albert Hall. Their second album was released in 2016, and is titled ''I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it''. The song 'Medicine' was intended to be the first single from the album, but was later revealed to be just a part of the 2014 rescore for ''Film/{{Drive}}''. In mid-2015, the band released the album's first true single, 'Love Me'. On Twitter, Matty revealed that the next album will be titled ''Music For Cars'' as a ShoutOut to the EP, and will be released in 2018.

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Most recently, the band played at Coachella 2014 and in the Royal Albert Hall. Their second album was released in 2016, and is titled ''I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it''. The song 'Medicine' was intended to be the first single from the album, but was later revealed to be just a part of the 2014 rescore for ''Film/{{Drive}}''. In mid-2015, the band released the album's first true single, 'Love Me'. On Twitter, Matty revealed initially declared that the next third album will would be titled called ''Music For Cars'' as in a ShoutOut shout out to the EP, and will but wound up renaming it ''A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'', to be released in 2018.
2018. He also announced that there would be another album to be released in 2019, called ''Notes On A Conditional Form''.


--> Singles: "Give Yourself A Try" (2018), "Love It If We Made It" (2018)

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--> Singles: "Give Yourself A Try" (2018), "Love It If We Made It" "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" (2018)

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