The 1975 have been teasing their fifth studio album for quite some time, and they finally gave us a taste of things to come. Shortly after revealing the album’s release date and full tracklist, they dropped a music video for the lead single “Part of the Band”.
This song will be featured on the group’s upcoming fifth studio album Being Funny in a Foreign Language, set to hit the shelves on October 14 via Dirty Hit and Polydor Records. They started teasing it with a series of billboards across London, and decided to take a similar approach with the lead single “Part of the Band”.
Before officially sharing this song with the world, its lyrics were revealed through a series of black and white billboards—starting with “She was part of the air force / I was part of the band.” This will be one of 11 songs featured on Being Funny in a Foreign Language, and the track listing was revealed to fans through postcards, together with the album title.
“The Part of the Band” was produced by Jack Antonoff, and it features Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast. Matty Healy revealed it arose when he tried to write a bridge for the song “New York”, which he performed while supporting Phoebe Bridgers in 2021.