Song Of The Week: The 1975—“Love Me”

By Samantha Capaldi

For the past two weeks, The 1975 have been hinting to the release of their upcoming new single, which premiered last Thursday on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac titled “Love Me.” There is no escaping comparisons to David Bowie and to classic 80s pop, as the song opens with chords I can only describe as spacey. Nevertheless, The 1975 are able to keep their own sound alive within this homage to the past. “Love Me” is probably the band’s most blatantly upbeat pop song to date, which anticipates their upcoming album titled I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.

In June, the band caused some distress (I went into a small crisis myself) when they deleted all of their social media accounts, only to come back with a new aesthetic for the band. It a was a transition that lead singer Matty Healy said that it was needed for the band to evolve, going from everything produced in black and white to soft pinks and 80s nostalgia.

“Love Me,” once you become accustomed to Healy’s marbled-mouthed singing style, is definitely one of those tracks that you can sing along with and dance to alone in your room, which is something that I can vouch for as being an excellent way to put off studying.

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