STORY OF SONG
“Guys” is the 22nd and last song on British alternative pop band The 1975’s upcoming fourth studio album, “Notes on a Conditional Form” (NOACF). The track was written by all members of the band, with production done by members George Daniel and Matty Healy, alongside Jonathan Gilmore.
“Guys” is an alternative slow pop song, acting as a song of appreciation Healy has for his bandmates, who are also his best friends. Healy reflects back on moments of nostalgia between himself and the group. On the day of its release, Healy spoke to Beats 1 about the final track on the album: “We’re kind of like brothers. We’ve got a song called “Girls,” and I wanted to just kind of write a song about kind of how much I loved my mates, and I wanted people to have a song that’s like a love song for their mates.” On Apple Music on the page for the NOACF album, Healy provides another explanation of “Guys”: “I just think that there’s not many love songs about some of the most beautiful, powerful relationships in your life. Especially straight guys or whatever in rock music, [they] tend not to write about how much they love their mates, or how this would be impossible and frivolous and completely pointless if we weren’t all doing it together. We’ve been a band since we were 13, and they’re my best friends. And we’ve never fallen out. It’s a really true song.”
There is currently no music video for the song, but the official audio was uploaded to The 1975’s YouTube channel on the 13th May 2020. It currently has over 436 thousand views with 27 thousand likes.
Release Date: 13th May 2020
Songwriter/s: Adam Hann, George Daniel, Ross MacDonald & Matty Healy
Producer/s: George Daniel, Jonathan Gilmore & Matty Healy
Label/s: Dirty Hit & Polydor
Chart Rankings: “Guys” hit the peak chart position on the British iTunes Chart at #25.
The lyrics to “Guys” can be accessed here: LINK