I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware by The 1975
The 1975 are a British alternative rock band originated in Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom. The group consists of four members Matthew Healy as lead vocals and guitar, Adam Hann on the guitar, George Daniel on the drums, and Ross MacDonald on the bass. The Band was formed in 2002 by the band members meeting in their high school.
The band has combined the dark and youthful themes of love, and fear with delicate alternative rock music. The band’s main musical influences were Talking Heads, My Bloody Valentine, and Michael Jackson and their greatest influence is the work of filmmaker John Hughes. Critics at ‘Pitchfork’ have compared them to The Big Pink. The 1975 have a mellow, stripped down style with haunting and smooth vocals.
‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’ is the second studio album from The 1975 under the labels Vagrant and Interscope. On 8 October 2015 they announced the release of the album to be on 26 February 2016. The album was released, according to schedule, on 26 February 2016. Matt Healy the lead singer said in an interview “I’m challenging people to sit through an hour and 15 minutes and 17 songs that all sound completely different from each other. It’s quite an emotional investment. It’s art … the world needs this album.” The album ends with affecting acoustic tracks about the death of Healy’s grandmother and his mother’s collapse into postnatal depression. Instead, the real strength of the album isn’t much different to that of their debut and it’s stuffed with really good pop songs. There’s real intricacy in the mesh of guitars and synthesisers on ‘UGH!’ and ‘Love Me’ and ‘The Sound’ is straightforward pop-house. The real point of these songs is the huge, inescapable pop hook you find in all of them.
You’re left with a collection of fantastic pop songs full of interesting, smart lyrics.