When the new The 1975
single, "Love Me," first dropped a little while back and we played it here in the office, the first thing anybody said was, "Is this INXS?" It turns out that sonic similarity is not at all accidental. The British rockers just dropped the track's video, and lead singer Matthew Healy is (half) dressed in his best Michael Hutchence impersonation, and the resemblance is freaky.
Even if you were never the biggest The 1975 fan, "Love Me" is a killer 80s throwback tune. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this track is rollicking throwback to a day when male rock stars weren't afraid to have a little androgynous sex appeal alongside some funky as all get out bass and synth lines. Here's hoping the new 1975 album has more tracks like this on it.