As The 1975 get ready for the release of their sophomore studio album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, the Britpop outfit have revealed the meaning behind their lengthy choice of title.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the band's frontman Matthew Healy states that the record's title was "something I said to a girlfriend of mine at the time. Like all situations, I'm sure it wasn't quite as poetic as it sounds."
"We had gone from an unknown band to known about so we were being objectified and known about," he added. "We were kind of fearful of certain things, and we made the decision that the only thing that was going to remedy that was to make a record that was just about the truth and not about what we thought we should be saying. Because of that, I just decided early on that that was the name of the album for no other reason besides that I really liked it."
Healy also adds that the band has hidden sort-of "Easter eggs" in the new album as subtle reminders of their previous album, 2013's celebrated self-titled debut, that he feels only true fans will catch.
The band's drummer, George Daniel, added that the album title makes it "the antithesis of an eponymous record." Considering it's a title we'd only expect to see from an early-2000's emo band like Brand New or Taking Back Sunday, maybe there's a side to The 1975 that we've yet to get to know.
I Like It When You Sleep is due out in just over two weeks on Feb. 26 via Dirty Hit/Polydor. The 1975 will head out on tour in the U.K. and Europe shortly after the album's release before heading to the States in April to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.