The 1975 is an English pop rock band from Wilmslow, Cheshire, formed in 2002. The band is famous now because of their hit songs like “Somebody Else,” “Love It If We Made It,” “Robbers,” and more.
Matty Healy, lead vocalist, principal songwriter, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer and producer George Daniel founded the band. The 1975 is a British rock band that has achieved credit and popularity since its formation in 2002. The band’s early years were marked by a series of EPs and singles that garnered attention in the indie music scene.
However, their self-titled debut album, “The 1975,” released in 2013, catapulted them to mainstream success. The album featured a mix of indie rock, pop, and electronic elements, and it included hit singles like “Chocolate” and “Sex.”
Following albums, such as “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” (2016) and “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” (2018), continued to showcase the band’s willingness to experiment with musical styles. These albums explored themes like love, technology, and societal issues, often with a reflective and introspective tone.
The 1975‘s music is characterized by incorporating various genres, including pop, rock, electronic, and R&B, resulting in a sound that defies easy categorization.
Aside from their music, The 1975 band has gained attention for their visually striking album artwork and stage designs and their engagement with fans through social media and innovative marketing campaigns.
The 1975 have amassed a devoted following worldwide thanks to their many accolades and nominations throughout their career.
They have earned a reputation as one of the twenty-first century’s most influential and forward-thinking bands, thanks to their willingness to push musical boundaries and investigate deep themes.
Who inspired the band The 1975?
Also, The 1975 band name was inspired by a page of scribblings in frontman Matty Healy‘s copy of Jack Kerouac‘s On the Road dated “1 June 1975.”
The 1975 with the meaning of “1 June, The 1975” on the reverse. Originally, The 1975 would perform punk covers at small venues until they began to produce their songs.
Until today, The 1975 has produced five studio albums, the most recent being Being Funny in a Foreign Language in 2022. And they started with their record label because the foursome could not be classified into a certain genre, record labels were uninterested in them. When you come up against the word no, you create your label.
All five have debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums chart, with all but the first reaching the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. “Chocolate,” “Love Me,” “Somebody Else,” “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know),” and “Me & You Together Song” are among their big singles in the United States.
The 1975 members interview about what’s behind the band name:
“The name comes from a page of scribblings I found in an old book that I acquired. I got it off an artist i met when i was travelling a few summers ago. On the back page there were loads of suicidal messages and it was dated ’1st June, The 1975′. The use of the word ‘The’ preceding the date really stuck with me.
We love attention to detail. Our shows are gonna be all out visual and sonic experiences and eventually something cinematic and grand. It may sound pretentious, but we won’t just turn up with some guitars. We grew up together. We met in the music rooms of school – queuing to use the drum kit a casio PT 20.”
You can watch The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’ music video below!