Single Review: The 1975 – ‘The Sound’

Published On January 27, 2016 | By Jessica Thomas | Music, Singles & EP's

The Manchester Alt-Rockers are back with yet another funky tune, their second single, The Sound as one more taste from their upcoming sophomore release ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’. Similar to lead single ‘Love Me’ and promo track ‘UGH!’, The Sound moves The 1975 further and further away from their darker self-titled days.

The 1975 The SoundOpening the track with the chorus that’ll be stuck in your head for some time to come, “Well I know when you’re around cause I know the sound, I know the sound, of your heart” sets up the vibrant mood of the track. This chorus becomes quite the popular theme, with it playing an abundance of times, but its snappy beat and bop worthy melody keeps you hooked.

Classic of The 1975, The Sound is dripping with sexual undertones, with Matty Healy crooning, “Oh baby won’t you cum again” and “but you’ll call me when your bored and you’re playing with yourself”. And while no The 1975 track is complete without Healy stringing together a jumble of words that shouldn’t make sense as lyrics, he playfully recites, “It’s not about reciprocation it’s just all about me / “A sycophantic, prophetic, Socratic junkie wannabe” before delving further into a vivacious verse. With its up-tempo rhythm, and infectious beat The Sound is undeniably one darn catchy pop tune crafted with the signature The 1975 flair.

4.5 / 5 stars     

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