The 1975 drop references to Trump and Lil Peep on new single 'Love It If We Made It': Listen
The second preview of the band's upcoming third studio album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’.
The 1975 have shared their new single ‘Love It If We Made It’. The track is the second preview from the band’s upcoming third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and follows the lead single ‘Give Yourself A Try’, which was released last month.
‘Love It If We Made It’ was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show before it hit streaming services yesterday (July 19). Speaking to Lowe, frontman Matty Healy said: “It’s definitely one of the first things that happened, it definitely has a lot of the ethos of the record. I think it’s quite inward, even though I try and speak about larger things than myself, I try to use myself as the frame to do so. Especially on ‘Love It If We Made It’, it’s quite outward. It’s me looking out. It’s an interesting one cos there’s not a lot of context and a lot of the things I say in that are direct quotes from people or they’re headlines that I’ve read.”
The single comes with a steady, thumping beat, twinkling synths and an extremely catchy hook, a formula for instant earworms, and is packed full of pop culture references. The song is a desperate pop-anthem of hope in these bleak times. As Stereogum points out, the band pays tribute to Lil Peep, who died last November at the age of 21, with the lyrics, “Rest in peace Lil Peep/ The poetry is in the streets/ Jesus saves us!/ Modernity has failed us.”
But the most standout lyric from the track makes a snide reference to the whole debacle involving Kanye West, Donald Trump and MAGA hats, which Healy juxtaposes with grandiose mentions of wealth and war and masturbation. The verse reads, “Tell me something I didn’t know/ Consultation degradation fossil fueling masturbation immigration liberal kitsch kneeling on a pitch/ ‘I moved on her like a bitch!!’/ Excited to be indicted/ Unrequited house with seven pools/ Thank you Kanye, very cool!/War has been incited and guess what you’re all invited.”
Many in-depth attempts at decoding the song and its lyrics are sure to follow, but for now, listen to the full single below. ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is currently scheduled for release in October, according to frontman Matty Healy. It will be followed seven months later by another album called ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which will be released in May 2019.