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If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

The 1975

Album Notes on a Conditional Form

“If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” is the sixteenth song from English pop group The 1975 and their fourth studio album, “Notes On a Conditional Form” (NOACF), which was released on the 22nd May 2020.

As with all of The 1975’s songs, “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” was produced and written by members of the group. It is a 5 minute and 19 seconds pop-rock song, and features front man Matty Healy singing about his infatuation about a girl he has seen online. In a Spotify video feature title “ONLINE INTIMACY”, Healy discussed the underlying meaning of the song: “‘If You’re Too Shy’…doesn’t have any opinions like other things, but it poises the interesting [situation] that, if, for example, you get naked with your spouse or partner in your bedroom together…in ‘the real world’, the only connotations that come with that are intimacy, sensuality…If you do the same thing over the Internet…it has so many connotations of camgirl culture, pornography, voyeurism, kink…What are the levels of intimacy online? Is it always…transcendently intimate[?]”

The music video for “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” was released alongside the song on the 23rd April 2020, and was directed by Adam Powell, a frequent collaborator of The 1975. The video is shot in black and white, and features the group singing the track live in a single file behind a breeze block. As of the beginning of June 2020, the video has 4.3 million views and over 155 thousand likes.

The lyrics to “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” can be accessed here. 

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Release Date

23rd April 2020

Songwriter/s

Adam Hann, George Daniel, Ross MacDonald & Matty Healy

Producers/s

George Daniel, Jonathan Gilmore & Matty Healy

Label/s

Dirty Hit & Polydor

Chart Rankings

Since its release, “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” has charted ar #13 on Irish charts, #4 in New Zealand, #18 in Scotland, #14 in the UK and #5 on the US Billboard charts.

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