The 1975 have recently released a spoken-word piece by activist, Greta Thunberg in the form of the self-titled single “The 1975” – NOACF. The piece is a cry for help in the climate change crisis and a call to action – in Greta’s words “it’s time to rebel.” It’s an urgent cultural message that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. 100% of profits from “The 1975” – NOACF are going directly towards Extinction Rebellion. Extinction Rebellion is a socio-political movement that utilizes civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance. The Rebellion protests against climate change, biodiversity loss and the risk of social and ecological collapse. About a month later, The 1975 released “People”, a single that is also off their upcoming album Notes On A Conditional Form. Not only have they released the single, but they’ve also put out the music video to pair the two.
The song premiered on BBC Radio 1 as the “Hottest Record in The World”, just one day ahead of their headline set at Reading & Leeds Festival. The single has fans feeling mixed emotions about their newest sound. Though some don’t enjoy “People”, many fans are raving about the new sound. After the release of “The 1975” and “People”, the hype around Notes On A Conditional Form has begun to rise. The 1975 are taking a stand against climate change and leading the new rebellion. Greta Thunberg made a statement on “The 1975”, the latest homograph in a long list of the band’s album openers. “Now is not the time for speaking politely or focusing on what we can or cannot say. Now is the time to speak clearly,” said the 16-year-old activist. “It’s time to rebel.”
“People” by The 1975 is now available to stream or purchase via Spotify, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, iTunes, and Apple Music.