The 1975 release “Sincerity is Scary”

Matt Healy ponders love and commitment in the modern age.

The 1975 have unveiled “Sincerity is Scary,” yet another new song from their upcoming album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

As you might expect from the title, the song ponders love and commitment in the age of Tinder. Matt Healy opens with the lines, “And irony is okay, I suppose, culture is to blame / You try and mask your pain in the most post-modern way.”

The energetic horns, prominent piano lines, and the chorus of backing vocals on this song—which follows other singles like “Give Yourself a Try” and “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME”—have us wondering if Healy’s got Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment on his playlist. Sounds like someone’s been taking notes.


A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships will drop November 30, the band announced on social media last week:

Listen to “Sincerity is Scary” below:


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