Artist: The 1975
Song/Video: “Love Me”
Why You Want to Listen/Watch: The band looks and sounds gorgeous in the video, which is a great and sexy parody of stardom. I love the blue eye shadow, the hot tub, and the dancing. Also, it was directed by the wonderful Diane Martel, who was at the helm of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Goldfrapp’s “Ride a White Horse,” and Ciara’s “Love Sex Magic” – among many others.
Details: “Love Me” is the first single from the band’s second album, I Like It When You Sleep for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, set for a February 2016 release.
More details from singer Matthew Healy himself:
“With Love Me we wanted to capture the neon-hued enthralling acquisition of success and excess, the screaming momentum, the sexy daze. Everything is REDICULOUS! But, is it? The only art worth any investment is art that makes one feel personally addressed. A simple truth, or set of truths, that galvanises an awareness and passion within an individual and in doing so immerses the individual into a sense of shared experience and community founded upon that same personal connection or experience. Too many artists care what others think. We are for the ‘community’! A non-linear observation on everything that has been and what will become. A lack of understanding of the world we are living in. The post-ironic notion of the modern world. Selfie mythologizing. Creating how we consume. Fragments of culture. Not settling for what you’re given. WE’VE JUST COME TO REPRESENT A DECLINE IN THE STANDARDS OF WHAT WE ACCEPT.”