The 1975 released their controversial second single, “Love It If We Made It,” today. The song is from their upcoming full-length, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, due out in October from Interscope/Dirty Hit.
The song pulses with energy, with a litany of references meant to incite the listener. In fact, frontman Matt Healy quotes Trump (“Immigration liberal kitsch/Kneeling on a pitch/I moved on her like a bitch”), gives shout outs to both Lil’ Peep (“Rest in peace Lil’ Peep/The poetry is in the streets”) and Kanye West (“House with seven pools/Thank you Kanye, very cool”) and references the death of 3 year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi (“Write it on a piece of stone/A beach of drowning 3 year-olds”).
While talking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Healy shed some light on the song: “I try and speak about larger things than myself, I try to use myself as the frame to do so. Especially on ‘Love It If We Made It’, it’s quite outward. It’s me looking out. It’s an interesting one cos there’s not a lot of context and a lot of the things I say in that are direct quotes from people or they’re headlines that I’ve read.”
The 1975 plan on releasing a second full-length album, Notes on a Conditional Form, in May of 2019.
Buy your very own copy of “Love It If We Made It” here.
Watch The 1975 video for “Give Yourself a Try” here.
Listen to “Love It If We Made It” below: