Review: The 1975 – The City

You know that one band everyone loves and you’re the only one that doesn’t get it? I found this band for me a few years ago.

30 Seconds To Mars was always on the news, on the blogs and on TV, everyone thought of them as some Messiah, with the genius of Jared Leto leading them into greatness. I listened to it, but it made no impact on me. I’m not sure how many times I tried to see something there, only to be disappointed with losing my time. Though I love Leto as an actor, as a director and as a creative imaginative being, I think nothing of his music. Sometimes it sounds pretentious without reason, and other times it’s just plain.

I think I found my 30 Seconds To Mars today. Shuffling through YouTube I stumbled upon The 1975. At first, I giggled and my brain started singing „74-75„. I hit the play button, and now I’m stuck in a loop that makes me feel good.

It’s a song that celebrates life and love and the great power of the city. I am a city lover, so I found myself in the lyrics. Their poetry is simple and complicated at the same time, oozing of urban smells, making you breathe concrete, pointing you in all the wrong directions… How can I not love this?!

The video for The City is wild, black and white beauty, with grey undertones and smoke and tattoos and love of all kinds.

Don’t call it a fight when you know it’s a war.
With nothing but your t-shirt on.
And go sit on the bed ’cause I know that you want to.
You got pretty eyes, but i know you’re wrong.

And don’t call it a spade if it isn’t a spade.
And go lie on the floor if you want.
The first bit of advice that you gave me that I liked was they’re too strong, too strong.
Get in the shower if it all goes wrong.

Yeah you wanna find love then you know where the city is [x4]

Yeah counting cards was the best job he ever had.
Cleaning up.
He got good with his 4′s and his 2′s.
That community service was the best job he ever had.
Cleaning up.
He got sick on the floor and his shoes.

Oh and she said it’s your birthday,
Are you feeling alright?
The next one’s the MD.
You’ll be feeling just fine.
Your brother is just sat there,
You said he felt snide.
You hope that that boy will be alright.

Yeah you wanna find love then you know where the city is [x4]

Yeah well she said it’s your birthday,
Are you feeling alright?
The next one’s the MD.
You’ll be feeling just fine.
Your brother is just sat there,
You said he felt snide.
You hope that that boy will be alright.

Yeah you wanna find love then you know where the city is [x4]

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