Watch The 1975's Epic, Lonely 'Somebody Else' Video

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A scene from the video for "Somebody Else" by The 1975.

The 1975 clearly remember a time when absurdly long, narrative-driven music videos were a thing. But instead of reveling in those Michael Jackson-era days, they've dipped a toe in with the eight-and-a-half minute mini-movie for their latest single, "Somebody Else." 

In epic music video fashion, the first three minutes (in black and white, of course) don't even feature any music per se, just singer Matt Healy doing some lethargic stage business in a grim hotel room. He takes off his suit jacket and shirt, washes the clown makeup off his face (perhaps from the similar looking "A Change of Heart" video that preceded it?) and stares at a woman on a couch whose face we never see as he gets dressed amid cheers and an occasional boo from an unseen studio audience. 

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The rest of the visuals for the midtempo, sad sack break-up anthem find Healy spending copious amounts of time by himself in cabs, karaoke bars, alleyways and city streets before getting jumped and ending up in a strip club where he finds the perfect woman.

Or does he?

The video for the latest single from I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It was directed by Tim Mattia.