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The 1975 releases new album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

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The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”

After two long years and months of cryptic social media posts, British indie/pop band The 1975 finally blessed fans with their third album titled, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” (ABIIOR) on Nov. 30.

The album takes you through time, wrecks your emotions (if you have any), and almost makes you believe in love.

The 58-minute album begins with the self-titled intro “The 1975.” It is featured on every album; same lyrics and different variations of music. Let me tell you it cannot get any worse. It’s god awful and each second feels like torture. Easily their worst song ever!

“Give Yourself A Try” is a song that will grow on you, I promise. The lyrics like, “I found a grey hair in one of my suits/ Like context in a modern debate I just took it out,” will make you scratch your head and want to barf, but the amazing electric guitar will make you dance and sing along to the chorus “So just give yourself a try/ Won’t you give yourself a try?/ Won’t you give yourself a try?/ Won’t you give?”

The 1975 are known for singing misheard lyrics, drugs, sex, and love and “Love It If We Made It” has it all and then some. “And poison me daddy/ I’ve got the Jones right through my bones/ Write it on a piece of stone/A beach of drowning three-year-olds/ Rest in peace Lil Peep/ The poetry is in the streets/ Jesus save us/ Modernity has failed us,” the lyrics make no sense yet speak to your soul. One of the best songs on the album. A perfect 2018 song to blast.

“A Man Who Married A Robot/ Love Theme” is a story/voiceover by Siri about a man and his relationship to the internet. Take, “lonely, lonely man. He lived in a lonely house. On a lonely street. In a lonely part of the world.” The man, @SnowflakeSmasher86, marries the internet and spends his life addicted to the web until he dies. The track is a funny/grim reminder of our own technology addiction.

“I Couldn’t Be More In Love” is the most beautiful heartbreaking song you’ll ever listen to. The chorus “So, what about these feelings I’ve got?/ We got it wrong and you said you’d had enough/ What about these feelings I’ve got?/ I couldn’t be more in love,” are sung with an explosion of emotion between heartache and love. The second part is intensified with gospel-like background voices that take you to church. The track is 3 minutes and 52 seconds of absolute bliss.

The last song, “I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)” will definitely break the replay button. Although the song has a taboo title, the song is far from what you’d expect. The beautifully depressing song has a catchy chorus that will have you awkwardly sing along. “And I always wanna die, sometimes / I always wanna die, sometimes/ I always wanna die.” The song feels like it came out of a 90s emo rock band garage. Not complaining.

Two honorable mentions are “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” and “Sincerity is Scary.” Don’t forget to check out their music videos while you’re at it.

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