The 1975 – The Birthday Party

(tinkling chimes) (crunching steps) (whooshing door) (closing door) (soothing lobby music) ♪ Do, do do doo, do do doo ♪ ♪ Do doo do doo do ♪ ♪ Da du du du da ♪ – Hello, Mr. Healy. Welcome to Mindshower
Digital Detox. You must be really
looking forward to going off-line for a while. We do ask that our clients
leave all electronic devices in the box provided. Haha. Don’t worry, we’ll keep it safe. (bouncy bass and drums) (distant party conversation) We really hope you
enjoy your stay with us. (guitar music swells) ♪ Hello ♪ ♪ There’s a place ♪ ♪ I’ve been going ♪ ♪ There’s a place
I’ve been going ♪ ♪ Now I’m clean ♪ ♪ It would seem ♪ ♪ Let’s go somewhere unseen ♪ ♪ As sad as it seems ♪ ♪ I’ve seen Greg and he’s like ♪ ♪ Seen friends at
the birthday party ♪ ♪ They were kind of fucked up ♪ ♪ Before it even started ♪ ♪ They were gonna go
to the Pine Roadshow ♪ ♪ They didn’t know about all ♪ ♪ The weird stuff ♪ ♪ So they just left it ♪ ♪ So they just left it ♪ ♪ I was wasted ♪ ♪ I was wasted ♪ ♪ Be cold ♪ ♪ Minding my business ♪ ♪ And I seen the girls
and they were all like ♪ ♪ Do you want to come
and get fucked up ♪ ♪ A’listen ♪ ♪ I got myself a Missus so
there can’t be any kissing ♪ ♪ Oh don’t be afraid ♪ ♪ You better wise up kid ♪ ♪ So add it all now ♪ ♪ ‘Cuz they’re picking on you ♪ ♪ Singled out ♪ ♪ I thought I was
stuck in hell ♪ ♪ In a boring conversation ♪ ♪ With a girl called Mel ♪ ♪ ‘Bout a friend in Cincinnati ♪ ♪ Called Maddy as well ♪ ♪ I pulled away when I
went in for the kiss ♪ ♪ No it wasn’t a dis ♪ ♪ I put the tap on ♪ ♪ To cover up the
sound of your piss ♪ ♪ After four years ♪ ♪ I think I’m over all this ♪ ♪ That’s rich from
my man and country ♪ ♪ In a hotel room ♪ ♪ He’s gotta shave for a bit ♪ ♪ Make a little hobby out
of going to the lobby ♪ ♪ To get things that
they don’t have ♪ ♪ Does it go through yah ♪ ♪ When I’m talkin’ to yah ♪ ♪ You know that
I could sue yah ♪ ♪ If we’re married and
you fuck up again ♪ ♪ And press myself
with stealth ♪ ♪ And bad health and my wealth ♪ ♪ And regressive causes ♪ ♪ And drink your kombucha ♪ ♪ And buy a little Roucha ♪ ♪ Surely it’s a prim
‘cuz I’m the main event ♪ ♪ Look, the fucking
state of it ♪ ♪ I came pretty late to it ♪ ♪ We can still be mates ♪ ♪ Only a picture ♪ ♪ Of friends ♪ ♪ And one place ♪ ♪ Oh what I’ve seen ♪ ♪ Whatever that means ♪ ♪ I depend ♪ ♪ On my friends ♪ ♪ To stay clean ♪ ♪ As sad as it seems ♪ ♪ As sad as it seems ♪ ♪ All right ♪ (confident saxophone) ♪ As sad as it seems ♪ ♪ Come on ♪ (swelling saxophone) (haunting tones) (cheerful xylophone) (whispering) (faint party laughter) (playful xylophone) (fading tones)

100 thoughts on “The 1975 – The Birthday Party

  1. This music made me feel so good, I felt the same way I felt while listening to medicine especially at the end of the song. The 1975 is my favorite band of all the times and I love everything they do because I know it always have a purpose

  2. Director: How would you describe this music video
    Matty: It’s kinda like….’Ready Player One’ on acid, filled with this kind of comforting vibe or feeling, and it makes me feel drowsy yet completely awake and contemplating, really the reason I started taking drugs in the first place….

  3. I think what’s kind of sad is that this whole video describes going offline, away from it all, but really, it’s just another simulation Matty enters which is kind of ironic. It just gives me this cold, melancholic chill.

    Maybe it connects to his struggle with addiction somehow, both with drugs and his attachment to the internet temporarily relating and resonating with it….

  4. really reminds me of the californication video by RHCP, even down to the subject a bit but mostly the animation. nice to see it developed some 20 years later

  5. Why can't you change the quality of this video in the YouTube app? It's stuck on 360p and there is no option to change it in the settings.

  6. I think the best word to describe this video is: IRONY… Let's think about it, he wants to do a digital detox and so he goes to a place that it's all virtual with no one really. The first thing that
    approaches him is a faceless voice and he gave his phone and goes to a world that it is not real with not real people but just memes. Isn't that ironic!?

  7. This could represent us (everyone) who is wasting his or her time being in a virtual world where we just watch memes instead of being with real people… it could mean that memes became our only friends. Let's be honest, loneliness is a big thing nowadays because we fill it with these things… we distract ourselves from it cause it's just easier to look at our phones instead of being with someone! with a real person! We are substituting human connection with internet…
    We became slaves of it without even noticing. And we became despaired for attention. Because we all wanna be that cool person who has 1 million followers and that has a "perfect life". And we don't even notice that we are being fooled… That none of it is real…

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