The 1975 delivered a second single from their upcoming LP Being Funny in a Foreign Language titled “Happiness.”
Along with the new song, they announced a North American tour titled At Their Very Best Tour.
The 1975 lead singer Matty Healy spoke to Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe about his band’s new single.
“’Happiness’ is like… there’s literally loads of us in the room on that track. Locked eyes… doesn’t really have much structure. It came through like jamming. And we haven’t done that in like years. So, we just wanted this record to be really like a captured moment and not be too constructed and even produced that much,” Healy said.
“We did it in like a day or so. And it’s us having fun. And I think that there’s this real desire in art to see something remarkable with as little technology as possible.”
Matty Healy Discusses Work with Jack Antonoff
Healy also talked about teaming up with Jack Antonoff on Being Funny in a Foreign Language.
“I love Jack’s work, and those Lana [Del Ray] records, in particular, like, some of my favorite stuff. So, we were talking about that. We became friends talking about production and what I was doing and what he was wanting to do and what was I wanting to do,” he said.
“And then I kind of just thought, ‘Well, this is like a really nice new energy.’ I don’t… because we are so closed, me and George [Daniel], we’ve always been so closed. ‘Why don’t you like come down to the studio and see what happens?’ And then he did. And then, ever since, we were just great, great friends.”
He further said, praising Antonoff, “He’s so good What he does is identifies what an artist is really good at or where the truth is coming from. And it’s a bit like, if you think of like a great comedian, the language of like sense of humor, they can sense where the humor is in the situation.”
Healy even praised Antonoff for knowing what he does and diving into the aspects of his work.
“Jack’s like, he’s like me, you know what I mean? He’s like culture vulture, he’s like full of references. He knows his shit, man. He understands what artists need at any given moment. And it happened very, very naturally. And I think we were just feeling loads of stuff out. And all these things just kind of came together,” he said.
“Yeah, and me and Jack were just like talking about music and then conversations, me, Jack, and George. And then those conversations became about a 1975 record that felt more live. And then I was a bit like, ‘Well, why are we talking about this? Why don’t we just do this?’”
Being Funny in a Foreign Language will be released on October 14 through Dirty Hit.
The 1975 Tour
11-03 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Arena
11-04 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
11-07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11-09 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
11-10 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
11-12 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
11-13 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
11-15 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre
11-16 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
11-17 Austin, TX – Moody Center
11-20 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
11-23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
11-25 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
11-26 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
11-28 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
11-29 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12-01 Portland, OR – Moda Center
12-02 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
12-08 Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
12-10 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
12-12 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
12-16 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation
12-17 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center