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The 1975 announce online listening party for ‘I Like It When You Sleep’

The 1975 have announced an online listening party for their second studio album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It.

The record, which was released in 2016 through Dirty Hit and Polydor, includes a number of different fan favourite tracks such as ‘Love Me’, ‘Ugh!; ‘Somebody Else’ and ‘The Sound’ which were all released as singles prior the album launch.

With millions of people around the world still facing lockdown amid strict social distancing rules, Matty Healy and the band will provide a moment of light entertainment when they step back to 2016 with a special event around their previous work.

Taking place Friday, May 8, The 1975 listening party will be streamed worldwide and arrives as the second instalment of the series.

“Working on the listening parties with Spotify has been full of nostalgia,” singer Matty Healy said in a statement. “From writing the annotations to getting together old content, it has given me a chance to revisit our old records and relive the making of them. We’re looking forward to sharing these reflections and hope it gives our fans a deeper and more immersive experience of each album.”

See the full information, below.

In other The 1975-related news, Healy has been talking about the writing process the band’s forthcoming new album, Notes On A Conditional Form, which he has likened his creative method approaching lyricism to the craft of stand-up comedy.

Notes on a Conditional Form arrives as the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2018 effort A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and, as The 1975 ramp up the excitement, they have now released a total of seven tracks taken from the 22 track record. It is set to include the singles ‘People’, ‘Me and You Together Song’, ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’ and ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’.

Speaking to Music Week, Healy offered an insight into his creative process on the record saying he “left no stone unturned in how I try and delineate who I am, to make sure I haven’t left out any of the shitty bits.”

He added: “Sometimes, if you find comfort in expressing yourself in a long-form way then it can be a challenge to express yourself in a short-form way. But I think I’m quite good at both now.”

Healy then compared his lyric-writing process to how comedians approach the art of stand-up comedy, saying: “The best comedians are the ones who express their biggest ideas in the fewest words, that’s something I strive to do.”

“If the album isn’t funny, it’s deeply earnest or about my deepest fears and anxieties,” he said, adding that he thought that ‘Playing On My Mind’ and ‘Roadkill’ were “probably my funniest songs”.