After returning with lead single ‘Part of the Band’ last month, The 1975 have given us another taste of their forthcoming fifth album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. ‘Happiness’ is a groovy, disco-tinged number furnished with retro synths and freewheeling sax.
‘Happiness’ arrives alongside a Samuel Bradley-directed video in which the band perform the song in a variety of conspicuously nice rooms, most of which are occupied by people indifferent to the band’s presence. Check that out below.
Watch the Video for ‘Happiness’ by The 1975
Speaking to Apple Music 1‘s Zane Lowe about the track, front person Matty Healy said the song emerged out of a few jam sessions, something the band hadn’t done in years.
“We just wanted this record to be really like a captured moment and not be too constructed and even produced that much,” he said. “And it’s us having fun. I think that there’s this real desire in art to see something remarkable with as little technology as possible.”
The 1975 announced Being Funny in a Foreign Language last month alongside ‘Part of the Band’. The follow-up to 2020’s Notes on a Conditional Form is set to arrive Friday, 14th October.