With their era in full swing, in the midst of a worldwide tour and multiple singles already released, The 1975 have released their video for “A Change of Heart” off of their new album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.
Although the album era started out with a pop of color — a significant change from their debut era, which identified with black & white — this video returns back to black & white after their previous video for “The Sound” showed the transition from color back to grayscale.
The video follows two mimes at a carnival, starting off in the “honeymoon phase” of their relationship: enjoying each other’s company, laughing at everything, being very lighthearted. As the video progresses, Matty (the lead singer, in his mime form) starts to slip up and become less appealing to his partner than he originally seemed. She becomes very cold and distant toward him, leaving him by himself in the rain after she’s taken everything (including his umbrella) from him.
The song and video presumably follows Matty’s last relationship, as a continuation from the band’s “Robbers” video with many similarities (see: spinning the gun around his finger). However, the videos are very much different: “Robbers” was a video about a couple who were ride or die for each other, but in this video, one partner can’t stand the other any more.
The video is amusing and heart-wrenching all at once; just as we’d expect from The 1975.