Rising U.K. outfit the 1975 treads lightly on “Chocolate,” the lead single off its "IV" EP and upcoming self-titled album. A cocktail of bubblegum alt-rock that was recently spotlighted as an iTunes Single of the Week, “Chocolate” aims to become a top 40-friendly vehicle for the four boys from Cheshire, England. Of course, it will have to do so with lyrics that find frontman Matt Healy escaping from the police with a lover and a stash of marijuana.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In