The 1975 Release Music Video For "Somebody Else"

The 1975 Release Music Video For "Somebody Else"

Directed by Tim Mattia, The Video Explores Lust, Loneliness And Introspection Through The Eyes of Lead Singer Matty Healy

Directed by Tim Mattia, The Video Explores Lust, Loneliness And Introspection Through The Eyes of Lead Singer Matty Healy

Text: Jillian Selzer

Five months after the release of their sophomore LP I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, The 1975 premiered their fifth music video off the album for synth-pop track "Somebody Else." The video is the sequel to the ballad "Change of Heart," and taps into themes of loneliness, self-hate and loss of control, with a surprising twist to conclude the short film.

The introduction stays true The 1975's well-known black and white aesthetic, opening with band front man Matty Healy entering a rundown apartment and stripping out of a clown costume, an outfit first seen in the widely-received "Change of Heart" love story, with a lifeless clone of Healy himself sitting hunched over on the couch. All the while, eery background music and a sitcom laugh track are the only sounds as the scene is performed in silence. The sequence then takes a turn into the world of color as the song begins, following the rock and roll singer as he goes on a slightly masochistic bender that ultimately ends with Healy bruised in both body and ego.

Since adopting a new look with the release of the album, the members of the 1975 have established themselves as unique and incredible artists. From exploration of fame to addressing drug addiction and pining for lost love, their latest record solidifies the band's status as music influencers and innovators. Watch the video in full below.

Credits: Photo Courtesy of The 1975

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