Published Feb 19, 2020Once again, the 1975 are sharing another new song from their upcoming record Notes on a Conditional Form. This one is called "The Birthday Party," and you can hear it now, as well as check out its ambitious music video.
The track seems find singer Matty Healy telling us about a road to sobriety. At one point, he sings about running into a buddy named Greg at a party, referencing Pinegrove and what appears to be the sexual coercion claims that faced the band.
"I seen Greg and he was like, 'I seen your friends at the birthday party, they were kinda fucked up before it even started. They were gonna go to the Pinegrove show, but they didn't know about all the weird stuff, so they just left it.'"
The track comes with a 3D animated video done by director Ben Ditto and co-director/animator Jon Emmony, who have created a world called Mindshower. It's a place where people can break away from technology — something we see singer Matty Healy doing in the clip.
"Matty and I have a shared fascination with the underbelly of internet culture and how that impacts modern life, and we looked to address this from several directions and created an engaging and beautiful piece of filmmaking to contain these messages and their performance in a revolutionary way," Ditto said in a statement.
Watch the video for "The Birthday Party" below, where you'll also find the audio-only version.
Notes on a Conditional Form arrives April 24 via Dirty Hit/Interscope.
As recently reported, the 1975 are heading on a North American tour with Phoebe Bridgers and beabadoobee. You can see all the dates here.