While gearing up for the release of Notes On A Conditional Form, which is set for release on April 24th, The 1975 have shared a somber new track called “The Birthday Party.”
Opening with shimmering instrumentals, a plucked banjo, and a bright xylophone, the track has a sort of innocent feel to it, which juxtaposes its dark lyrics. Matty Healy’s easy-going vocals take the lead, as he delivers lines like, “We’re gonna go to the Pinegrove show/ You didn’t know about all the weird stuff so/ We just left.”
“It’s one of the things I’m most proud of,” Healy told Apple Music’s Beats 1 of the track. “I mean it’s taken us like, it’s not taken us a year but when we started making [the record] like a year ago, it was one of the first things for it.”
Listen to “The Birthday Party” below.