If you listened to Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and thought “Gee, I sure wish there was more sax here,” The 1975 have you covered. The British foursome made another stop to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and introduced pop’s low-key instrument du jour to Bieber’s musical apology.
Gone are the Skrillex-influenced synths and pseudo tropical house beats. Instead, Matty Healy and his boys bring the turn-up level of the original down to a pleasing, vibed-out notch. The saxophone brings an elegant sense of sensuality—something The 1975 have a knack for. The slight distortion of the synths pack some tension, but only to be released in the form of Healy’s smooth, sly vocal delivery.
The 1975 are a but a few weeks away from dropping their sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Having heard a few tracks already, it’s shaping up to be something quite magical. There doesn’t seem to be anything as chill as this Bieber cover, but promising tunes perfect for hanging out, making out, and everything else in between.
I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it drops February 26.