The 1975 Pay Tribute To Lil Peep On New Single 'Love It If We Made It'

19 July 2018, 17:35

By Sam Prance

The band also reference Kanye West and Donald Trump on the song...

The 1975's brand new single is here. The band announced its title, confirmed when it would be coming out and released its lyrics last week via a typewritten Dork exclusive. And the day has finally come.

'Love It If We Made It' premiered on Beats 1 today as Zane Lowe's 'hottest record in the world right now' and it is brilliant.

Listen to the stunning new single here.

Incredible. The single address everything from modern day racism: "selling melanin and then // suffocate the black men" to Donald Trump and Kanye West's controversial relationship. It literally quotes he now infamous tweet "Thank you Kanye, very cool!". The song also includes the lyrics "war has been incited and guess what you're all invited".

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Perhaps most striking of all though, the brand new track pays tribute to the late rapper Lil Peep with the simple but powerful line 'Rest in peace Lil Peep'. The 21 year old shockingly passed away in November 2017 and the music industry has been in mourning ever since. This is the first time that The 1975 have publicly addressed it.

The 1975 & Lil Peep
The 1975 & Lil Peep. Picture: ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images // Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

As a single, 'Love It If We Made It’ reads almost like a stream of consciousness about the state of the world today, with the rousing chorus "Modernity has failed us but I'd love it if we made it". It's early days but its lyrics, its rousing production and its stunning vocal performance by Matty make it one of the standout singles of the year so far.

'Love It If We Made It' follows The 1975's critically acclaimed Top 40 single 'Give Yourself A Try'.

Read the 'Love It If We Made It' lyrics here:

VERSE 1
Fucking in a car, shooting heroin
Saying controversial things just for the hell of it
Selling melanin and then suffocate the black men
Start with misdemeanours and we'll make a business out of them
And we can find out the information
Access all the applications that are hardening positions based on miscommunication
Oh! Fuck your feelings!
Truth is only hear say!
We're just left to decay!
Modernity has failed us

CHORUS
And I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it

VERSE 2
And poison me daddy
I got the Jones right through my bones
Write it on a piece of stone
A beach of drowning 3 year olds
Rest in peace Lil Peep
The poetry is in the streets
Jesus save us!
Modernity has failed us

CHORUS
And I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
I'd love it if we made it
Tell me something I didn't know

BRIDGE
Consultation
Degradation
Fossil fuelling
Masturbation
Immigration
Liberal kitsch
Kneeling on a pitch
"I moved on her like a bitch!"
Excited to be indicted
Unrequited house with seven pools
"Thank you Kanye, very cool!"
The war has been incited and guess what, you're all invited
And you're famous
Modernity has failed us

OUTRO
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
Tell me something I didn't know
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it