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Must-listen: The 1975's new song 'Happiness'.

Must-listen: The 1975's new song 'Happiness'.

The 1975 have today shared a new song/bop, 'Happiness' - the second single from the band's highly anticipated new album 'Being Funny In A Foreign Language' out October 14th.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 today, frontman Matty Healy said about the new song: "'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. Do you know what I mean? Like you don't need like Paul Thomas Anderson's direct a hundred meters. Do you know what I mean?"

And about working with Jack Antonoff on the band's new album: "We spent the whole of 2021 trying to figure out what this was. It wasn't as obvious as it seemed by the time we got to the beginning of this year and made the record. We tried loads of different things. It was like some kind of continuation of ‘Notes’ for a little bit. And then, what happened was beabadoobee was making a record, and Jack Antonoff was maybe going to do it. so that's when me and Jack Antonoff started talking about that. I love Jack's work, and those Lana records in particular, like some of my favourite 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 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, 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. And Jesus, man, I think that guy has a reputation for being busy, but I can tell you, he's just good. 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 humour, 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?'"

Watch the 'Happiness' music video below...

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