The 1975 – ‘The Sound’: Hottest Record in the World

Manchester alternative rockers The 1975 have plucked a track from their forthcoming album to share with us in all its synth-pop glory. ‘The Sound’ is Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, aired on her BBC Radio One show last night.

Back in 2013 the four piece bragged an embryonic sound formed of funk, rock and R&B with lyrics distinctly heartfelt, angst filled emo, whilst the youthful energy locked into their music propelled the self-titled debut ‘The 1975’ to number one. Then last year, the art-rockers maintained the affection of the masses with their jaunty, nodding single, ‘Love Me’, a narcissistic number paying homage to the late, great David Bowie’s ‘Fame’.

910Image courtesy of The 1975 Twitter page.

‘The Sound’ leaves no holds barred in bringing the band’s exuberant synth-pop influences to their fans with a jangling, squeaky-sample-laden number that, with the help of a backing choir and the screeching Daft Punk-esque guitar solo, provides an appetising insight into the band’s upcoming second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’, which will be released on February 26.