TEST SPIN: The 1975 — I Like It When You Sleep
“Can we stop talking about nothingness?” asks The 1975’s lead singer, Matty Healy, in a 2015 interview with The Guardian. In The 1975’s sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, released Feb. 26, the band makes a point of doing just that, searching for meaning and moving beyond the drugs and lust of their first album. Their self-titled debut was sprawling, upbeat and edgy but transparent: a bunch of teenagers trying to sound like adults. It felt pretentious, imitative.