The 1975 have shared new song "The 1975." The track is the first to be taken from the British band's new album Notes On A Conditional Form and features a speech by environmental advocate Greta Thunberg.
Thunberg, 16, is outspoken on climate change issues. In August 2018 she staged a "School Strike for Climate" in front of the Swedish Parliament. This, in turn, inspired students in the U.K., Japan, and Australia to join her in her #FridaysforFuture demonstrations.
Her speech on "The 1975" ends with her saying, "We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to be changed. Everything has to change and it has to start today. It is time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel."
Each of The 1975's three studio albums, plus their upcoming fourth, has opened with a self-titled track. Notes On A Conditional Form is the follow-up to A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, released last year. Earlier this week the band appeared on The Late Late Show where they performed “I Like America & America Likes Me.”