The 1975 have something important to tell you on their new song, “I’m in Love with You.” The track comes with a charming black-and-white music video featuring slapstick, dancing, and a surprise appearance by Phoebe Bridgers.
“I’m in Love with You” is the latest preview of the band’s upcoming album Being Funny in a Foreign Language. It finds the rockers embracing their inner poptimists, with lead singer Matty Healy putting a bubblegum bounce into the refrain, “I’m in love with you/ I, I, I, I.”
In the video, Healy plays a silent clown, in the tradition of Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin but with a lot more makeup. He searches for his painted love and their reunion is a kinesthetic wonder, as the choreographer smartly turns Healy’s back as his partner does all the work. Their reunion disturbs a clown Phoebe Bridgers on a bench, and she can be seen mouthing the words, “What the fuck?” Later, Healy and Bridgers take off their makeup and perform for the whole clown town. Check it out below.