WHEN The 1975 announced that they were releasing a brand new track on Thursday night, hardly anyone would have predicted what the band were about to unleash. Debuted on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show last night ahead of their headline slots at Glasgow Summer Sessions and Reading & Leeds this weekend, the band demand that the world ‘stop f*cking with the kids’ on their latest track ‘People’.
It’s a bone-rattling blast of pure punk that sounds like nothing they have ever done before; a complete act of sabotage and rebellion, a rallying cry to humankind to sort their shit out. Matty Healy sounds like he’s screaming over a megaphone against an adrenaline-inducing backdrop of gnarly guitars and breakneck drums. A track that finally sees them embrace their love of cult hardcore bands, it’s the heaviest and most confrontational they’ve ever been. And for those who had their predictions of what the follow-up to ‘A Brief Enquiry into Online Relationships’ was going to be like, this surely tears them to shreds. It’s an electrifying indication of what’s to come from their next record.
It’s unclear whether the band will play the track this weekend but if they do, it is sure to incite utter chaos. The 1975 headline Glasgow Summer Sessions on Sunday 25th August.
Check out the track and its accompanying video below.