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The 1975's 'Being Funny in a Foreign Language' Is Here – Let’s Talk About It

The English pop rock band led by vocalist Matt Healy has just released their fifth studio album, and it feels like 2014 again.

REVIEW: The English pop rock band led by vocalist Matt Healy, The 1975, has just released their fifth studio album "Being Funny in a Foreign Language" and it feels like 2014 again.
Photo: Samuel Bradley

Break out the Dr. Marten boots and redownload Tumblr because it feels like 2013-2014 again. The 1975 released their fifth studio album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language, on October 14, 2022, and fans have quickly deemed this the renaissance of the year 2014. Produced by Jack Antonoff, Being Funny in a Foreign Language (BFIAFL) is eleven tracks of pure nostalgia and has quickly resonated with longtime longtime supporters of the band due to its similarity to their older albums, especially their debut, The 1975. In true The 1975 fashion, the first track is titled “The 1975” which is a staple for all their previous works and sets the tone for the rest of the album. Lead singer of the band, Matty Healy, even stated that, “The 1975 is always our status update” and “then we go into the album, which is me living that life, in that time” Tracks such as “Happiness”, “I’m In Love with You”, and “Part of the Band” have become extremely popular with fans who find the tracks nostalgic to the band’s older music.


REVIEW: The English pop rock band led by vocalist Matt Healy, The 1975, has just released their fifth studio album "Being Funny in a Foreign Language" and it feels like 2014 again. Album Cover Art.
'Being Funny in a Foreign Language' Cover Art

One song in particular has especially stood out and gained traction on TikTok. “About You” has been dubbed the song that has brought 2014 back to life. Healy has stated in the Spotify Storylines that, “About You” is “a continuation of Robbers," one of their most popular singles off their first album which was released in 2013. The song also features a bridge sung by Carly Holt, the wife of lead guitarist Adam Hann, that people cannot get enough of. On TikTok the song has become an instant favorite with almost ten thousand videos using the audio. Fans have been making videos expressing their love and support with the song and have garnered hundreds of comments stating things like: