The 1975 released the video for the politically charged banger “Love It If We Made It” from the band's upcoming A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships album on Monday. The clip -- containing ill-fated social issues commentary and images -- is juxtaposed by a happy sound and hopeful chorus.
The video opens with colorful images of the band’s silhouettes. These shots become mixed with others that focus on key events in recent history that have contributed to the world's current state. First, a plastic bag floats through water, referencing the growing plastic crisis. Later, Matty Healy sings, "A beach of drowning 3-year-olds," as pictures of the young Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi's death breeze by. Even Lil Peep gets a nod when the band's frontman tells him to rest in peace.
"Modernity has failed us," Healy announces as a clip of Harvey Weinstein hovers, leading into the repeated titular phrase in the chorus: “I’d love it if we made it." These words serve as a glimmer of hope in a song that otherwise reflects on mankind's self-destruction.