The 1975 reaches a new career milestone after winning their first-ever BRIT Award this year for Best British Group, beating Biffy Clyro, Radiohead, Little Mix, and Bastille.
Dressed in their sophisticated goth-inspired wardrobes, the Manchester-based quartet have now cemented their place in the UK (and the international scene) as one of today’s hottest bands.
During their acceptance speech, band frontman Matty Healy encouraged everyone to not to “stay in your lane”.
“This is mental. We’ve been a band since we were 13, for 14 years now. And I think the reason why we’re here tonight is ‘cause of our album. The only thing we tried to do with our album was to get back to that place where music made us feel alive.”, Healy stated.
“And I just want to say… people in pop music and in the broader public consciousness are told to stay in your lane… [but] if you have a platform, don’t [stay in your lane].”, he added.
Video Courtesy: BRITs
The band performed their hit “The Sound” onstage later on during the awards show, which left many BRIT Awards viewers baffled and perplexed. Pink title cards with negative statements appeared throughout their set, causing viewers to assume that the show got hacked during the broadcast.
Those insulting messages flashing on screen were really part of their performance. The concept was taken from the official music video of “The Sound”, wherein they projected some of the negative reviews the band has received.
True fans who fully understood the band’s performance took to social media to explain that no hacking incident or whatsoever transpired. Some fans even commended this gimmick and found it amazing.
Watch The 1975’s dreamy live performance of “The Sound” during recently concluded BRIT Awards 2017 in the video below!
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