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Mr. Bean cutouts, leather trousers, jacuzzis: welcome to The 1975's vid for "Love Me"

28 October 2015, 16:52 | Written by Laurence Day

The 1975 have revealed their video for recent comeback single "Love Me".

Continuing their newfound '80s fondness, this new video for "Love Me", directed by Diane Martel, revels in the Motley Crue-esque excess.

Speaking about the ridiculous video - which features frontman Matty Healy cavorting with celeb cutouts, chugging champers, licking feet in jacuzzis, and more - the band say:

“With 'Love Me' we wanted to capture the neon-hued enthralling acquisition of success and excess, the screaming momentum, the sexy daze. Everything is REDICULOUS! But, is it? The only art worth any investment is art that makes one feel personally addressed. A simple truth, or set of truths, that galvanises an awareness and passion within an individual and in doing so immerses the individual into a sense of shared experience and community founded upon that same personal connection or experience. Too many artists care what others think. We are for the ‘community’! A non-linear observation on everything that has been and what will become. A lack of understanding of the world we are living in. The post-ironic notion of the modern world. Selfie mythologizing. Creating how we consume. Fragments of culture. Not settling for what you’re given. WE’VE JUST COME TO REPRESENT A DECLINE IN THE STANDARDS OF WHAT WE ACCEPT.”

Debut LP The 1975 is out now via Dirty Hit. Its eagerly anticipated follow up, boasting 17 tracks, is due out in February. Taking a leaf from Fall Out Boy's book, they've named it I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.

Check out the clip for "The 1975" below.

November

9 - Su Montford Hall, Liverpool
10 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
11 - Academy, Sheffield
12 - Dome, Doncaster
14 - Rock City, Nottingham
15 - Academy, Newcastle
17 - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
18 - Bridlington Spa Centre, Bridlington
19 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge
20 - Pavilion, Plymouth
21 - Guildhall, Southampton
23 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea
24 - Eventim Apollo, London
26 - Brighton Centre, Brighton
27 - Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon
28 - Manchester Academy, Manchester

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