The 1975’s “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” is an Ode to the Heartbroken

On October 18, The 1975 debuted their latest single off their upcoming album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships due out on November 30. The latest single, which is the fifth song release off of the album, is called “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” and debuted on BBC Radio 1. The band released this single just a few days after releasing the colorful music video for their prior single, “Love If We Made It.”

The song begins in that oh so familiar 1975-esque way, with a beat that really just makes you want to dance. If you listen closely, though, you’ll hear a story of someone who so badly doesn’t want to move on when a relationship has run its course. Frontman Matty Healy then takes it to another level, discussing substance abuse as a coping mechanism for dealing with a failed relationship and even strikes a parallel between the two.

“I can’t stop sweating or control my feet/ I’ve got a twenty-stone monkey that I just can’t beat/ I can stage a situation but I just can’t eat/ There’s a feeling you’re replacing embrace/ And it’s true that all I do is sit and think about you.”

You can listen to The 1975’s latest single, “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” HERE:

The band has also released some dates for their upcoming 2019 North American Tour to accompany their next album. Check out the tour dates below:

MARCH 20 – Guadalajara, MX

APRIL 15 – Phoenix, AZ

APRIL 16 – Las Vegas, NV

APRIL 25 – Seattle, WA

APRIL 26 – Vancouver, BC

APRIL 27 – Portland, OR

APRIL 29 – Orem, UT

APRIL 30 – Morrison, CO

MAY 2 – Irving, TX

MAY 3 – Austin, TX

MAY 4 – Sugar Land, TX

MAY 7 – Minneapolis, MN

MAY 8 – Chicago, IL

MAY 11 – Rochester Hills, MI

MAY 12 – Cincinnati, OH

MAY 14 – Columbus, OH

MAY 15 – Nashville, TN

MAY 18 – Atlanta, GA

MAY 19 – Charlotte, NC

MAY 21 – Washington, DC

MAY 30 – Boston, MA

JUNE 2 – Darien Center, NY

JUNE 3 – Toronto, ON

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