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The 1975 return with new single ‘Part Of The Band’ and announce fifth album

The band's anticipated fifth album arrives October 14

By Nick Reilly

The 1975
The 1975 (Picture: Samuel Bradley)

The 1975 have returned with new single ‘Part Of The Band’, marking the first taste of their anticipated new album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’. You can watch the music video directed by Samuel Bradley below.

The introspective laid-back effort comes as the band gear up to release their anticipated fifth album, which arrives via Dirty Hit on October 14.

The record, the band’s fifth studio album, was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, United Kingdom and Electric Lady Studios in New York.

Healy sings on the new track: “She was part of the airforce / I was part of the band / I always used to bust into her hand / In my imagination I was living my best life / Living with my parents / Way before the paying penance and verbal propellants / And my cancellation.”

The new album features 11 songs, and will continue their tradition of opening the record with a self-titled intro song, which always has the same lyrics against different music.

Last month, posters began popping up over London featuring Healy and a July 7 date. “Your new album. Your new era. Your old friends. The 1975,” they wrote on social media.

The band first confirmed they were working on new music earlier this year, when Healy took to Instagram to share a one-minute black-and-white video titled “Part 5, Day 1”. Last August, the frontman also told fans on Instagram that he was “making another ‘classic record’”.

‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ will be released on 14th October via Dirty Hit and is available to pre-order now at

The band have not performed live since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, performing their last show in Dublin. But the group are booked to appear at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival in August, headlining alongside rapper Post Malone.

Being Funny In A Foreign Language tracklisting:

‘The 1975’
‘Looking For Somebody (To Love)
‘Part Of The Band’
‘Oh Caroline’
‘I’m In Love With You’
‘All I Need To Hear’
‘Human Too’
‘About You’
‘When We Are Together’