The 1975 Share Video for New Song ‘Happiness’, Announce Tour

The 1975 have released ‘Happiness’, the second single from their forthcoming album Being Funny in a Foreign Language. The band’s Samuel Bradley directed the song’s video, which you can check out below.

Discussing the new single in an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, the 1975’s Matty Healy said:

“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…. 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.

Healy also talked about working with Jack Antonoff on the new LP. “I love Jack’s work, and those Lana [Del Rey] records, in particular, like, some of my favorite stuff,” he said. “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 I was wanting to do. 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 continued:

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. 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 that we were just feeling loads of stuff out. And all these things just kind of came together. Yeah, and me and Jack were just like talking about music and then those 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?”

In addition to the new track, the 1975 have announced a North American tour, billed the At Their Very Best Tour; find the list of dates below. Being Funny in a Foreign Language, which is out October 14, includes the previously released single ‘Part of the Band’.

The 1975 2022 Tour Dates:

Nov 3 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Arena
Nov 4 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Nov 7 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov 9 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Nov 10 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Nov 13 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nov 15 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre
Nov 16 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Nov 17 Austin, TX – Moody Center
Nov 20 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
Nov 23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Nov 25 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
Nov 26 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Nov 28 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
Nov 29 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Dec 1 Portland, OR – Moda Center
Dec 2 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
Dec 8 Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Dec 10 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
Dec 12 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
Dec 16 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation
Dec 17 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center

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