The 1975 have just dropped their brand new single Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America. The new track is the fifth to be revealed from the band’s fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form and features singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers on vocals. Listen below.
The duet between Matt Healy and Phoebe Bridgers is about young people in the USA in the early 2000s forced to hide their homosexuality. “I’m in love with a boy I know, But that’s a feeling I can never show” Healy sings while Bridgers adds “I’m in love with the girl next door / Her name’s Claire / Nice when she comes ’round to call / Then masturbate the second she’s not there”.
New album delayed to May 22nd
While Notes On A Conditional Form was originally slated for a February 21st release and then delayed to April 24th, the band have now confirmed that the album has been pushed back to May 22nd. They have also revealed the full tracklisting as well as a new artwork for the album.
New single Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America is the sixth track to be lifted from the new album and follows on the from self-titled album opener featuring Greta Thunberg, the emo banger People, as well as recent singles Frail State Of Mind, and The Birthday Party.
The album artwork and the (preliminary) tracklisting (this will be updated once announced) for Notes On A Conditional Form can be found below.
Notes On A Conditional Form tracklisting:
- The 1975 (spoken by Greta Thunberg)
- The End (Music For Cars)
- Frail State Of Mind
- The Birthday Party
- Yeah I Know
- Then Because She Goes
- Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
- Me & You Together Song
- I Think There’s Something You Should Know
- Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied
- Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)
- Shiny Collarbone
- If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
- Playing On My Mind
- Having No Head
- What Should I Say
- Bagsy Not In Net
- Don’t Worry
Notes On A Conditional Form is the second installment of the “Music For Cars” series and follows on from the critically acclaimed A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The album is available to pre-order on digital formats as well as limited edition physical formats from the band’s official store.
After a UK headline tour in February, the band will play a massive show at Finsbury Park on July 11th (tickets here). Support comes from Dirty Hit new signee Beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, Charlie XCX, Clairo, Pale Waves, Den Never and Cavetown with more special guests to be announced.
Listen: The 1975 – Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America