Bridie Adams reviews The 1975’s latest single.
‘Me & You Together Song’, The 1975’s quirky new love song, is a fitting addition to their discography for the band’s fans to get their teeth stuck into. Accompanied by its nostalgic music video, it’s a feel-good indie pop track about falling in love and staying in love (emphasized by lead vocalist Matty Healy repeatedly singing, “I’ve been in love with her for ages”).
The melody, though somewhat repetitive and unvaried throughout the single, is catchy, and the lyrics are endearing, heart-warming and subtly funny. The colloquial, conversational nature of many of Healy’s lyrics is very present in ‘Me & You Together Song’, and this seems to be a popular aspect of the band’s music. The 1975 can pull off both light-hearted lyrics like “We went to Winter Wonderland and it was shit but we were happy” and more profound, political lyrics like “I’m the Greek economy of cashing intellectual cheques” (from ‘Loving Someone’).
the lyrics are endearing, heart-warming and subtly funny
‘Me & You Together Song’ will appear on The 1975’s upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form, which, after being pushed back, is due to come out on 24th April this year.