A year ago on February 26th, I woke up and purchased The 1975’s sophomore album, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.” I had a full day of classes but yet I was more than excited to hear what this album was going to sound like.
The first song is titled “The 1975,” which is a remake of the intro from their previous album. This song was somewhat of a drumroll before you listen to the rest of the album. The following songs, “Ugh!” and “Love Me,” made me want to dance around my room to the beats and sing along to the catchy choruses. “If I Believe You”and “Loving Someone” are the two songs that I have talked about many times in blogs posts because I fully appreciate how this band is honest about social issues and even some spiritual ones. “Paris” is a favorite due to the complexity of the romantic vibe and the sad tale that is explained through the lyrics. There are a few instrumental songs on this album that show the true talent and uniqueness through the combination of soothing and uptempo synthetic beats. The second to last song is about the death of the lead singer’s grandmother, which is followed by an acoustic track about the lead singer’s mother’s postpartum depression. “Somebody Else,” “A Change Of Heart,” and “The Sound” are three of the most fan-favorited songs off the album which are filled with witty phrases and relatable narratives. When going through the track list, one song made me want to drive with the windows down and then the next song made me want to cry about an ex boyfriend. It was an enjoyable roller coaster of emotions. I remember listening through this album and feeling a connection with each song. I believed in everything that was explained lyric by lyric. I felt sad, empathetic, or empowered; I was immediately hooked.
When this album came out, I was starting my journey of positivity. I was at a place in life where I was ready to make a change and discover things that made me feel more myself. People ask why I’m so attached to this band and I think it was all because of the timing. I listened to the album over and over again until I finally got the courage to start-up my blog. I had the support of family and friends, but when it came to finding an inspiration, I clicked the play button on iTunes and the album motivated my thoughts and emotions.
I sit here with the same feelings for this album that I had a year ago. Music has always been a huge influence in my life especially since I grow serious attachments to certain artist and albums. There are many albums I can list that had once helped me through a certain time in life. I think it’s really special to have something there for you, through the good and the bad times, at the push of a button.
What artist or album has stuck with you through the years? Leave a comment!