The 1975 have released their new single ‘Frail State Of Mind’. It is the third single from their upcoming fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form. Speaking to Zane Lowe about the track, frontman Matty Healy said “It’s about anxiety”, and added, “We’ve having a global anxiety attack.”
On the themes of anxiety and dread, Rhian Daly from NME said, “If anything can ruin a good night out or set off a mental collapse, it’s anxiety and dread. In that way, The 1975 have once again made something that speaks very realistically to our modern condition”
The previous two singles released from their fourth record, succeeding the acclaimed A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, include the self titled ‘The 1975′, which features a monologue by Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
“For this brand new version of the track, Matty Healy and George Daniel travelled to Sweden to meet with Thunberg in person, recording this brand new, emotive speech that not just shows why she’s become the world’s leading voice on climate change, but challenges listeners to rebel against the establishment.”
Back in August, Matt Healy defied anti LGBTQ laws during a gig in Dubai by sharing a gay kiss with a man in the audience. Following the kiss, Healy returned to the stage to declare, “I love you bro. We’re all human, right?”
After the event in the United Arab Emirates, a first for The 1975, Healy posted to Twitter. “Thank you Dubai you were so amazing. I don’t think we’ll be allowed back due to my ‘behaviour’ but know that I love you and I wouldn’t have done anything differently given the chance again.”
More recently, The 1975 won the award for Best Act in the World Today at the 2019 Q Awards, for which Lana Del Rey came away with Song Of The Decade. In response to the win, Healy described it as “a bit silly”.
“Actually, ‘greatest act’ is really, really humbling, because there’s a lot of great acts, but there’s not many great bands,” Healy went on.
“Bands are kind of dead. Or at least, four white guys with guitars being the zeitgeist is not where we are.”