On Monday, November 7, The 1975 performed “Somebody Else” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. “Somebody Else” is the second single off the 1975’s sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it which was released earlier this year in February.
The English rock band consists of Matthew Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Adam Hann (lead guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums). Since starting their journey together the band has released four EPs and two studio albums. Their self-titled debut album was released September 2013 topping the UK Album charts the week of the release.
After the release of I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it the album topped both UK and US Billboard 200 charts. The first single “The Sound” off the album was written when the group was working on their first album, however the band felt that this song was more of a building block for their next album because it was a little more pop leaning for The 1975’s darker, bad boy aesthetic.
“Somebody Else” is a song that perfectly exemplifies The 1975’s aesthetic with an 80’s melody and well written lyrics that pull at your heart strings. The music video was released back in July, featuring Matt Healy going through feelings of isolation and heartbreak where things only seem to get worse for him, accurately portraying the emotions of the song.
Check out their performance from NBC’s Late Show here, and the music video for “Somebody Else” below: