When We Are Together The 1975 Lyrics

March 13, 2024
David Sunnyside

When We Are Together is a song by English rock band The 1975. It is the fourth track from their second extended play Sex, and was released on 14 October 2022 by Dirty Hit Records. The song describes a love affair that seems to have reached an impasse after one year, with both parties going out of their way to annoy the other. In the chorus, Healy admits that they are both "in a cycle of lust and jealousy" and that it doesn't bring them happiness.

This song is a musical continuation of the 2014 fan-favorite “Robbers,” and is arguably Healy's strongest vocal performance on Being Funny in Foreign Language. The instrumentation is richer and more intricate than that of the earlier track, featuring saxophone and layered guitars.

As a whole, Being Funny in Foreign Language marks a tightening of the genre-swimming sprawl that has defined The 1975's career thus far. Healy's lyrics still touch on the ambiguity of male identity, though: He ruminates about being "cucked," offers a muddled take on incel mass shooters and quips about orthodontics with a wry sense of humor that could easily apply to any gender.

The black-and-white music video for this song was directed by Samuel Bradley and features Healy chasing his love interest dressed as a clown. It received a positive critical reception and was featured on several year-end lists. The 1975's thornily seductive dance-pop bops are increasingly capable of hitting at the physical level, but they also have a slyly subversive edge.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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