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Monday, 28 April 2014

review : the 1975 // robbers

You’re either pro-1975 or anti-1975 – there are two clear parties when it comes to this band. Having admired their work for the past four years, it’s been incredible to watch them grow and succeed, albeit almost overnight. ‘Robbers‘ always held a firm place in their setlist despite their many name-changes, and throughout this time it has been a personal favourite of mine.
The video for ‘Robbers‘ landed in my inbox this morning, and is essentially acting out the story of recklessness and adventure that's told within the lyrics. It’s centered around frontman Matt Healy and his love interest; they do everything from drugs in the cinema, to conducting a gun robbery. 
To accompany the video release, Matt revealed the meaning behind the song:
// Robbers is a love song, that was inspired by my love of the Quentin Tarantino film ‘True Romance’. The sentiment behind the film appeals to me – the hopelessly romantic notion that two people can meet and instantly fall in love. It’s the type of relationship where actions are fuelled by blind, unconditional love. //
It’s a song rife with emotion; the minimal melody allows Healy’s heart-wrenching vocals to stand out above all. It’s a real contrast from their other singles such as ‘Sex‘, ‘The City‘ and ‘Chocolate‘. 
So if you’re not in pro-1975 camp already, I suggest you listen to ‘Robbers‘ and it might just change your mind.

Written for PostMusicDepression

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