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The 1975 Harness Pop’s Inner Core for ‘The Sound’

Every song that the 1975 have churned out from their upcoming sophomore album I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It has been relentlessly fascinating and just plain good. Their influences are clear with every breath, but the quartet somehow manage to exude their own charm and spin on things that don’t make a single moment dated.

That brings us to their poppy new single “The Sound,” premiered moments ago by Annie Mac on BBC Radio. It draws from M83’s vocal-warping technique, sure, but it also takes a muted electric guitar howl and splices a solo into the song’s final post-chorus. It’s exactly how modern pop-rock groups should be doing things, and it bodes well for the future of a very, very promising new album. Stream “The Sound” below.