Manchester quartet The 1975 are currently residing across the pond in the States for their lengthly tour, but this hasn’t stopped them making every possible effort for the True Romance inspired music video for new single, Robbers.
Taken from The 1975’s number one debut, Robbers is one of the stand-out tracks on the album, being a definite crowd pleaser during live shows. Defined by front-man Matty Healy as a love song, he released this statement alongside the video today;
“Robbers is a love song, it was originally inspired by my love of the Quentin Tarantino film ‘True Romance’, the story of an Elvis obsessed loner who falls in love and marries a prostitute. In the movie the couple run away to California after killing her pimp and stealing his drugs to start a new life financed by a once in a lifetime drug deal.
It’s the sentiment behind the film that appeals to me, the hopelessly romantic notion that two people can meet and instantly fall in love, an escape story where love is the highest law and conquers all against the odds. Characters like Bonnie and Clyde always appealed to me as a teenager – couples so intoxicated with one another that they fear nothing in the pursuit of the realisation of each other, actions fueled by blind unconditional love.
Robbers is an ode to those relationships. The type of relationship all humans long for. All or nothing. This video is about when love makes two people feel they are the centre of the universe.”
Directed by Tim Mattia, the emotional 4 and a half minute long video is laced with sex, alcohol consumption, drug abuse and violence, but all stems back to love conquering all. Matty takes the lead role, whilst fellow band mates Adam, Ross and George act as his accomplices.
Despite being virtually unknown a year ago, The 1975 are now one of the biggest bands in the world. Opening for the likes of The Rolling Stones, and recently selling out the prestigious Royal Albert Hall; something tells us Robbers is going to be yet another big break for the Manchester clan.
Robbers is taken from The 1975’s self-titled debut album, which is out now.