The 1975 have teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers on the soft, acoustic new song, “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America.” Bridgers had been tapped to open for the 1975 on tour before the band postponed all dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Singer Matty Healy kicks off the track by singing of his love for Jesus and contemplates his own mortality and existence within the greater world. From there, both Healy and Bridgers detail more immediate crushes: Healy on “a boy I know” and Bridgers on “the girl next door.” Together on the chorus, the pair sing, “So if we turn into a tree/Can I be the leaves?”
The 1975’s upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form will be released on May 22nd. The album, which is a companion LP to A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, was originally slated to be released at the end of April. Just before announcing the postponed album, the 1975 became the latest group to heed the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and postpone their tour. They have yet to announce new dates.