The 1975's Apple Music Festival Show Was So Beautiful Yet They Were So Unaware Of It
Night 2 was lit!
Back in 2013 The 1975 played London's Roundhouse in support of Bastille but last night (19th September), three years later, they returned to headline their very own night of the annual Apple Music Festival and it was nothing short of phenomenal.
Taking up support duties this year were Christine and the Queens who just the night before, had stolen the show as she joined Elton John on the festival's opening night, giving us a proper taste of what everyone went mental over at Glastonbury this year.
Joined by her troupe of dancers they raved, contorted and bounded across the stage as Héloïse "introduced" herself to the thousand audience members and countless people watching over the live stream treating us to electro-pop cuts from her debut album Chaleur Humaine including 'Saint Claude', 'Science Fiction', 'iT', the massive 'Tilted' and a tribute to Inner City's dance anthem 'Good Life'.
She's back in the UK in November. Go see her.
But to the main act, and for the occasion, Matt Healy emerged donning a full on tux before launching into a trio of smashes from their Mercury Prize nominated No.1 album I like it when you sleep,for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, 'Love Me', 'UGH!' and 'Heart Out'.
Set in front of a massive LED screen with LED-strewn monoliths breaking up the stage, and even LED frames (from their album sleeves) suspended from the ceiling, the lighting set up was nothing short of incredible, one moment beaming bright, bold colours and the next transporting us to a cityscape.
As a frontman, it's hard to keep your eyes of Healy who, one moment can look so involved in the moment it's as if no one else is in the room but you and him, and the next is doing his best dad dancing impression or interferring with bandmate Adam's guitar, mid-solo.
Mid-way through the set, as things were about to take a down-tempo turn, Healy admitted the Internet is "where we all live now" but asked for phones to be put away for 'Me' and 'fallingforyou'.
Banning phones and shout outs to Mercury winner Skepta aside, the music really did the talking with the cluster of superfans dead centre going nuts for 'Loving Someone' and 'She's American', while the indie-pop, 80s synth hits raised the roof. There's not enough saxophone solos these days - fact.
The whole crowd went ballistic as 'Chocolate', 'The Sound' and 'Sex' saw the night to a close with Healy even exclaiming "this sh*t's lit!"
No encore needed.
The 1975 Apple Music Festival Set List:
So Far (It's Alright)
A Change of Heart
The Ballad of Me and My Brain
If I Believe You