The 1975's Matty Healy gave a powerful speech on stage in Fairfax last night, addressing the aftermath of the US presidential election.
Matty has made his views very clear on Donald Trump as the band continued their US tour, encouraging fans to get out and vote. Now, as Trump is set to become the next president, Matty reassured and encouraged the crowd during their "dark day".
The America that we know is a young America. It’s a liberal America. It’s a compassionate America. It’s a socially responsible America. It's an America that doesn’t react to fear with anger and doesn’t react to anger with fear, especially. It’s also a black America. It’s a muslim America. It’s a gay America. And today is a dark day…we feel it as well, we feel it just as much as you.Matty Healy
Watch Matty's full speech below:
i love the 1975, i love matty healy pic.twitter.com/9TW9dsEyHa— kayley (@wreckedbylouis) November 10, 2016
The band followed the speech with a particularly impassioned version of "Loving Someone" set against a backdrop of a rainbow flag, Matty diving into the crowd mid-way through:
"IT'S ALSO A BLACK AMERICA, IT'S A MUSLIM AMERICA, IT'S A GAY AMERICA"- matty healy, the 1975. pic.twitter.com/A2QL74gnZV— nate// 15 (@HESAMERlCAN) November 10, 2016
The band are also rumoured to be delaying their upcoming video for "She's American" and replacing it with a clip for "Loving Someone" as a direct reaction to the election result.
// "She's American" video postponed, "Loving Someone" will be released first //— The 1975 More (@the1975more) November 9, 2016
No word yet on any release date but we will keep you posted.
The 1975 return to the UK this December for a sold out arena tour including two nights at London's O2 Arena.
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