ON WHY I HATE THAT I LOVE THE 1975
Have you ever seen their fans? It’s like they amalgamated (not sure that word works in this context, but it came up in work today) the top 1% of basic people on Instagram and TikTok into a single boy and a single girl and pressed “copy,” only it’s like one of those older photocopiers where each copy was a little different and a little worse than the original. Those two people represent everything that I hate about our society (outside of politics).
And yes, I mean “boy” and I mean “girl” because no woman or man is at their concerts. If they are above the age of 17, they are a man-child or woman-child, so "girl" and "boy" are appropriate .
Having said this, I cannot get away from their music. It's just too damn catchy that they are able to overcome the most cynical hipster version of myself that has been ingrained in my soul and for that I have to respect them. Goddamn you, Matty Healy. You’re like that first 5th grader to show up to school in Heelys and ruined them for the rest of us because they got banned very quickly, but goddamn did we envy you and then immediately copy you. And now, we have to deal with all the copycats that have attempted to be like you ever since.
Most importantly, you have spawned a generation of guys with floppy hair who are seemingly overly sensitive on the surface but are just as much of a self-centered douchebag as they come. But why do you have to create such catchy music?
So I give up. I resign myself to your dominance.
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