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Being Funny In A Foreign Language is the band's fifth studio album, set to release on Friday October 14.
The 1975 have released the latest taste of their forthcoming album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, in the form of a second single release - 'Happiness'.
Back to the true 1975 roots - this single starts out with their familiar, iconic heavy bass notes and delicately placed keys. The indie-pop energy seeps out of this track, with Matty Healy's vocal adding his typical sad boy energy over the bubbly instrumental.
Fans are already showering 'Happiness' with praise after it's release yesterday evening (August 3), drawing comparisons between this track and their earlier releases. One fan said: "I love this song already. It's got a mix of their older songs like 'Girls', 'IF You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)' and 'It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)'." Another said: "Feel like this era is going to be pristine."
This saxophone-soaked single is vastly different to the band's first release from this album - 'Part Of The Band'. The first single took a very different approach to 1975's sound.
With this combination of sounds already coming from the album, it's exciting to see how diverse Being Funny In A Foreign Language will be.
The band released 'Happiness' alongside a quirky '70s style video, directed by Samuel Bradley. The video perfectly fits the 1975's kooky aesthetic, what they're known and loved for. Of course, it features Matty's signature dance moves, lots of rich jewel tones, plenty of guitars and a horse?!
Being Funny In A Foreign Language is set to drop on October 14 via Dirty Hit, with pre-order available here. The band's fifth studio album will hopefully cement the 1975 as one of the defining bands of this generation, with a unique take on indie-pop and extremely well crafted tracks.
On release of 'Happiness', the band announced a North American tour throughout November and December, including shows at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden and The Kia Forum in Los Angeles. However, there's no news of a return to Europe just yet.
The 1975 will make their return to the stage in August 2022, joining Post Malone as headliners of Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival. It will mark their first performance as a band since their show at Dublin's 3Arena in March 2020.
Check out the eccentric video for 'Happiness' below.
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