Fans of The 1975 will be well-acquainted with the band’s instrumental self-titled opener – a short piece that has morphed through multiple iterations to kick off every album since their debut.
Last month, the group shared the latest version of the song as a surprise single, teaming up with 16 year-old activist Greta Thunberg for a strong message about climate change. That track itself fired the starting-gun for The 1975’s anticipated fourth album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, and today, Matty and co share the record’s official lead cut, ‘People’.
Premiered as Annie Mac’s latest BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record, ‘People’ precedes The 1975’s headline slot at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festival; a performance that’s expected to give additional cues as to the album’s direction ahead of its release in February 2020.
The band had previously teased the record as a celebration of nightlife and club-culture, with inspiration taken from The Streets and MJ Cole – instantly a seeming departure from their past three albums, ‘Notes’ will close the band’s ‘Music For Cars’ era, which started with last year’s ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’.
Listen to ‘People’, below: