The 1975 Pays Tribute To Their Friendship On Touching New Song 'Guys'
By Eliot Hill
May 14, 2020
We're about a week away from hearing The 1975's new album, Notes On A Conditional Form, in full, but before then the band has released a new song that'll have you wanting to text your best friend.
“Guys” is a sentimental look at the friendship between the band members, Matty Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald, and their collective journey throughout The 1975's career.
In an interview about the song, Healy explained, “We’re kind of like brothers. We’ve got a song called 'Girls,' and I wanted to just kind of write a song about kind of how much I loved my mates, and I wanted people to have a song that’s like a love song for their mates.”
This rings true in the song's chorus where he sings the lyrics: “The moment that we started a band/ Was the best thing that ever happened/ And I wish that we could do it again/ It was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Other parts of the song celebrate the band's early days of touring like the first time they headed to Japan in 2013.
The 1975 has released seven of the 22 tracks off Notes On A Conditional Form including ‘If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know),”“Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America,”“The Birthday Party,”“Me & You Together Song,”“Frail State of Mind,” and“People.”
While Notes On A Conditional Form is being released May 22, the band is already using time in quarantine to work on new music. Healy is unsure if what they're working on will result in a new album but said he “wouldn't be surprised.”
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