Earworm of the Month: The Sound – The 1975

Not the most prestigious award, I know, but it’s still something.

You’ve got to hand it to The 1975, they know how to write a top quality pop song full of hooks to keep you listening for days on end. Which is what happened with their latest single The Sound.

When it premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World I thought “this is a bit of alright”. About 25 plays in 2 hours later and I was all about it. A week later and I’m in deep, practically dependent on the song as if it were some sort of drug and, to be honest, it kind of is. My brain is addicted to those piano and synth stabs and the guitar solo practically soundtracks my dreams.

I normally refrain from listening to songs like this because I’m afraid I’ll end up hating them after a few days but The Sound is proving an anomaly. I love it. Just like The 1975 ‘[I] Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’.

I’m genuinely excited to hear the album. Until then, it’s a challenge to reach a ridiculous amount of plays on The Sound. 



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