“It came through like jamming. And we haven’t done that in like years,” frontman Matty Healy told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe following the track’s premiere.
“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?”
“Happiness” follows Being Funny in a Foreign Language’s first single, “Part of the Band“; the album itself arrives on Oct. 14. Speaking to Lowe, Healy revealed why the 1975 opted to team up with producer Jack Antonoff on the upcoming LP.
“I love Jack’s work, and those Lana [Del Rey] records in particular, like some of my favorite 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,” he said.
“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 [Daniel, drummer], 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 humor, they can sense where the humor is in the situation.”
The 1975 also announced their upcoming “At Their Very Best” Tour in support of their new LP, a six-week-long North American trek that kicks off Nov. 3.
The 1975 Tour Dates
Nov. 3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 4 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Nov. 7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 9 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Nov. 10 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Nov. 12 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Nov. 13 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 15 – Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre
Nov. 16 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Nov. 20 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival
Nov. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Nov. 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
Nov. 26 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Nov. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Dec. 1 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Dec. 2 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
Dec. 8 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Dec. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
Dec. 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Dec. 16 – Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
Dec. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center