The 1975 are on pins and needles in their latest single “Frail State of Mind,” which is the third song released ahead of their forthcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form.
Lead singer and guitarist Matt Healy described the track to Apple Music’s Beats 1’s Zane Lowe as channeling a “global anxiety attack” in a brutally honest interview on Thursday (Oct. 24). “The symptoms are really noticeable…. The record is kind of about me and how I try and deal with that,” Healy said.
The percussion feels like those pins and needles, as Healy recites all-too-common excuses for not meeting up and talking to people. “Go outside?/ Seems unlikely/ I’m sorry that I missed your call/ I watched it ring/ ‘Don’t waste their time,’” he whispers at the beginning.