The 1975 Drop New Single “Happiness” & Tease North American Tour

Matt Healy of The 1975 in concert
Matt Healy of The 1975 in concert. Photo by Pete Summers/REX/Shutterstock (8961613n)

The 1975 are dropping their fifth studio album this October and they’re doing a pretty good job teasing its release. The English band dropped a music video for their latest single “Happiness” and announced they’ll support their new album with a North American tour.

“Happiness” serves as the second single from the group’s upcoming studio album Being Funny in a Foreign Language, set to be released on October 14. It was preceded by the lead single “Part of the Band” in early July.

Frontman Matty Healy discussed this single with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and said that the whole thing came together organically and with as little technology as possible.

“It came through like jamming, and we haven’t done that in like years. So we just wanted this record to be really like a captured moment and not be too constructed and even produced that much. We did it in like a day or so, and it’s us having fun,” explained Healy.

In addition to dropping a new single, the 1975 also announced they’ll embark on the “At Their Very Best” tour across North America in November. The tour will kick off with a performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and they’re expected to stay on the road until December 17 and finish things up with a concert at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Events Center.