Having teased the track on tour earlier this year, The 1975 have finally unveiled the studio version of ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ in all it’s might.
The track showcases Matty Healy and Co. at their best; pairing 80’s pop hooks with a cheeky sax solo.
Speaking on the phone with Annie Mac from the studio where the band recorded the past two albums, Matty talked through the process of writing the track: “It started right at the very beginning and finished right at the end, it was kind of a thorn in my side. By the end of writing the record we were kinda a different band.”
“It’s really exciting, and I love pop music like that. ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ is not where we are now, because to be honest we’re probably gearing up for another record and it’s not going to be like that.”
When asked if the band still wanted a break after this record (a reference to Matty’s previous Radio 1 interview), the frontman responded “[I] Hate it – It’s been a massive reset for me. I’ve had the excuse of being massively busy for years, and creatively busy as well, so it’s very important.”
Taking on touring, Matty stated, “As soon as we can tour we will, but no one will see that show again”, before going on to announce the retirement of the screens and boxes that the band have been using in recent years.
The 1975 have also been taking on new challenges, both their own and others. ‘We’ve been self-isolating with a couple of people from the label [Dirty Hit], working on their music, working on our music.’
‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ follows recent Phoebe Bridgers collaboration ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’.
Notes On A Conditional form has once again been pushed back from it’s 21st February release date, with the album now set for release on May 22nd and can be pre-ordered from the 1975’s website.