The 1975 just shared their first new music since 2016’s I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. The Manchester electro-rock heroes revealed on Annie Mac’s BBC 1 Radio show that they’ll be releasing two new albums over the next 12 months, the first being A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships?, due in October. By the sound of lead single “Give Yourself a Try,” the new music should cut deep.
Over an overheating-robot synth hook, “Try” zeroes in on a topic many songs don’t: the point in your 20s when you ease up on sowing your wild oats and focus on settling in. “I was afraid to go outside,” singer Matthew “Matty” Healy quips at one point. “A 25-year-old that baby boomers like.” Meanwhile, the electronic backing jolts his existential character across two poles, between frivolity and responsibility. Healy relishes the details of settling into You 2.0: “And what would you say to your younger self?/ Growing a beard’s quite hard/ And whiskey never starts to taste nice.”
The point of no return when being a kid ends and the “real world” begins can be commensurately celebratory and scary. But with a dry-wit jam like “Give Yourself a Try” under your belt, a gnarly life change can also be a blast. You can listen below via Spotify.