The 1975 release new song and video, “The Birthday Party”

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The 1975 is gearing up to release their new album, Notes On a Conditional Form, on April 24th via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. The band have shared a handful of singles like “People,” “Frail State of Mind,” “Me & You Together Song,” and today have already shared the latest single, “The Birthday Party.”

The single also comes with an official music video, in which The 1975 once again teamed up with director Ben Ditto and co-director/lead artist Jon Emmony, who worked together on their video for “People.” The video is a dystopian narrative about isolation, incel culture, narcissism, and the divisions that social media creates — wondering if there is space for real, meaningful connections with technology.

“It was truly inspiring to work with The 1975 on this project, combining digital craft with true emotion and a subversive and multilayered narrative,” says Ditto. “Matty and I have a shared fascination with the underbelly of Internet culture and how that impacts modern life, and we looked to address this from several directions and created an engaging and beautiful piece of filmmaking to contain these messages and their performance in a revolutionary way.”

In the video, The 1975 lead singer Matty Healy visits Mindshower — a digital detox center — where he encounter a variety of characters taken from reddit/4chan meme subculture’s. Mimic productions recreated the band as digital humans, clad in simulated digital costumes. Detailed 3D scans were used to create these avatars fore each member, with body and facial motion capture being used to record their performance.

The fantasy world that appears in “The Birthday Party” will all be brought to life in an immersive way for the upcoming tour for the band. Tickets for their North American tour are currently on-sale here. Fans can also pre-order Notes On a Conditional Form here.

Tour dates:

April 27  Houston, TX       The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 29  Austin, TX          Germania Insurance Amphitheater (formerly Austin360)
May 2    Dallas, TX           Dos Equis Pavilion
May 3    El Paso, TX          Don Haskins Center
May 5    Phoenix, AZ        Gila River Arena
May 7    Los Angeles, CA   The Forum +
May 8    Irvine, CA            FivePoint Amphitheatre +
May 11  Morrison, CO       Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 13  Omaha, NE          Baxter Arena
May 14  St. Louis, MO       Enterprise Center
May 16  St. Paul, MN        Xcel Energy Center
May 18  Milwaukee, WI    Fiserv Forum
May 19  Columbus, OH     Schottenstein Center
May 21  Toronto, ON        Budweiser Stage
May 23  Washington, DC   The Anthem
May 26  New York, NY      Madison Square Garden
May 29  Hanover, MD       The Hall at Live! Casino and Hotel
June 2  Pittsburgh, PA       Petersen Events Center
June 3  Cleveland, OH       Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
June 5  Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 6  Charlotte, NC        Spectrum Center
June 8  Jacksonville, FL     Daily’s Place
June 9  Miami, FL             Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 11  Atlanta, GA         Infinite Energy Center *
June 12  Manchester, TN  Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival * +

Phoebe Bridgers will be direct support on all dates except *
Beabadoobee will be support on all dates except +