The 1975 have recently released their second album “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It”. It is an eclectic mix of 80’s inspired music, rock inspired music, and some acoustic songs as well.
It features hit songs such as Love me” and UGH!”. This album was dropped on February 26th, 2016. The album is already topping charts andi is a big hit among fans. Some fan favorites that aren’t mainstream from the album are “Paris”, “She’s American”, and “she lays down”, although it is visible that the entire album is satisfactory to all of the 1975”s fans.
The band is currently on tour in Europe and will make a few stops along the west coast, but no tour dates have been announced for the rest of the country. Seeing this band live is a very unique experience. The band’s lead singer is very flamboyant and humorous at times while on stage, but the amount of emotion and act that he puts out on stage is incomparable.
The album starts out with a short introductory songs entitled “The 1975”. They did the same beginning with their previous album. It then transitions into the popular song “Love Me” which has a catchy pop beat to it with obvious 80’s inspiration. That is followed by the song “UGH!” which has a very similar sound.
Then comes “A Change Of Heart” which has many tributes to their past album, almost featuring things like inside jokes t fans that has listened to their earlier released music. “She’s American” follows that song. It is a humorous song directed towards their American fans, as the song itself is about having conflicted feelings for an American girl.
Next is a controversial song that won’t be for everyone. Its called “If I Believe You” and it is about questioning religion. It is a beautiful song but it’s about a touchy subject for some so discretion is advised if you’re sensitive to religion. After this is an instrumental song called “Please Be Naked”. If you only listen to music for their lyrics i’d advise skipping this one, but if not then it is a beautiful song. Following that is another mainly instrumental song, “Lostmyhead” the advice for the previous song would also apply to this.
The 9th track is called “The Ballad Of Me And My Brain” which is one of my favorites. It has an almost humorous sense to it although while dissecting the lyrics it would appear to be far more serious than the singer performs it. Then comes the song “Somebody Else” which is a song about someone you used to love getting with someone else.
After that is an interesting song called “Loving Someone” which has a very simple catchy chorus and fast paced lyrics during the versus. Then comes the song with a matching album title, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.”Yet another mostly instrumental song, so the same goes for the earlier mentioned instrumentals.
The next song is similar to “Love Me” and “UGH!” In that it had an 80”s vibe to it. Then it is a catchy song called “This Must Be My Dream” This song isn’t the most memorable but it will get stuck in your head. The following song is called “Paris” which is a very catchy song and also deals with a controversial topic or two.
After that is the song “nana” which is about the death of the lead singer’s grandmother. It sounds happier than it is though. The final song on the album is “She Lays Down” which is my favorite song off the album. It is about his mother’s depression after the singers death and the father leaving the family. It is entirely acoustic and is a nice soft way to finish off the album.
I think this album’s great and was definitely a satisfactory second album for the band.