"Now is not the time to speak politely or focus on what we can or cannot say. Now is the time to speak clearly, "said 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on 1975, the latest in a long line of eponymous opening albums by the UK band. "It's time to rebel."
"People," the next track on their upcoming record, entitled Conditional Notes wastes no time with pleasant flavors. No longer hoping to succeed, it hits your face with a desert-rock guitar riff and Matt Healy's fierce urge to wake up because the world is literally on fire. Now undoubtedly one of the best and resilient vocal performers of his generation, Healy has never sounded so much LIVE: barking, screaming and growling, tearing his voice strings to shreds as he rhymes with Obama "marijuana." terrifying. and we just have to stop looking at the crap in bed / And I know it sounds boring and we like things that are funny, but we have to get it in our fucking heads, "he yells. If there is still a question about whether 1
Gerard Wayne's Marilyn Manson Oil Spill and Vein Dash – Bursting with Courage, the video presents Healy leaning against the routine of rock star stereotypes, all the hip jolts, camera kisses and blazing poses; at one point he merrily blasts a suicide vest that bursts into emoji. It's impossible not to go back to their 2016 video on "The Sound," in which the band performs being trapped in a translucent box while critics lobby complaints like "there is no danger of this music at all." turned into a hymn.