The 1975 prove how heartbreaking violin can sound on “Part of the Band”
The 1975 dropped their much-anticipated new single, "Part of The Band." They also revealed their new album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, releases Oct. 14.
"Part of The Band" is a magnificently light track that tangles around itself at every opportunity. With long wires of a violin's cry that are punctuated by twinkling acoustic guitar, the track takes on the likeness of a bundle of string lights — innocuous but terribly nostalgic to the right person. Matty Healy deftly reaches through this knot of sound and memory and almost unties it completely before he decides leaving a few tangles might be just fine.
If the song's string core and flourishes of saxophone and electric guitar fuzz is a promise of things to come, then Being Funny In A Foreign Language will be yet another huge leap to add to the band's history of innovation. Gone are the days of bombastic synth. It's time to welcome Black Country, New Road-esque orchestral swells in its place.
“Part Of The Band” dropped alongside a music video directed by Samuel Bradley, who is also responsible for the album art and the band’s new promo photos. Check it out below.