The 1975 have dropped their new single, ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’.
The fifth track to arrive from their third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, it was given a first spin as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 earlier this evening (Thursday 18th October).
Following up on the previously revealed ‘Give Yourself A Try’, ‘Love It If We Made It’, ‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME’ and ‘Sincerity Is Scary’, it’s an especially 1975-y offering – a track that could sit happily on either of the band’s previous two albums.
“I think it’s the 1975-iest 1975 song since The 1975 debut record,” Matty explained. “It’s been so weird putting out singles off this record because there’s so much going on. I don’t really know what to put out first, but this has got a lot of our identity in it. It kind of takes me back a little bit but it’s still quite forward thinking”
You can check it out below.
‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ was first revealed to be dropping this week by a massive poster, announcing its arrival on 18th October. You can check that out here. They then followed that up by sending out the lyrics to the track, which you can read here.
Earlier this week, The 1975 debuted their much anticipated video for ‘Love It If We Made It’, alongside new North American tour dates. You can find those here.
‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is set for release on 30th November. It’ll be followed in 2019 by a second new record, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’.
Speaking to Annie Mac about that forthcoming full-length, Matty revealed: “Putting out music without kind of playing shows into it has been a new thing for us – letting people just really objectively react to it – and the reaction’s been so positive and so humbling. It’s a weird time to be alive but it’s an amazing time to be alive for us
“I think that you (Annie) will specifically like it because of our shared love of UK nighttime culture
“It’s not an homage to anything because I think it’ll be a 1975 record. I don’t really know how to make a really consistent record. It’ll probably be all over the place, but there’s a lot of references to, you know, MJ Cole and The Streets and all the stuff like the nighttime of England, the beauty of the M25 and all those lights and going to McDonalds and listening to garage records in a haze in a Peugeot 206.
“I kind of wanted to make a record that reminded me of that time of my life.”