The 1975 dropped a brand-new video for their 2013 ballad “102,” which posted Nov. 29, just ahead of the band’s Nov. 30 release of their highly-anticipated third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The video shot in black-and-white and features lead singer Matthew Healy sitting alone in a room, which seems to be set up for recording. The camera slowly circles Healy in the intimate space as he’s strumming an acoustic guitar and singing into a mic.
Healy projects an aching, vulnerable feeling as he sings about missing a former love. He’s remembering small details, like her shoes, her face as they argue and the way she looks in pajamas when he knocks “at 102.” The “102” number presumably refers to the time of day in the track, 1:02 a.m., when Healy knocks on her door or calls her up.
Exact details are murky about when the song was recorded. But the new video is one of several that surfaced on YouTube for the song. This one bears similarities in tone to an earlier version in which Healy is sitting solo on a park bench, also playing an acoustic version of the song. It is also shot in black and white. A color version also surfaced, in which Healy is playing the song outside with The 1975 guitarist Adam Hann.
The 1975 recently appeared in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, where they covered Ariana Grande’s chart-topping track “thank u, next.” The 1975’s new album was launched by the lead single “Give Yourself a Try” last May. A Brief History Into Online Relationships follows The 1975’s critically-acclaimed 2016 album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It. The album topped charts in multiple countries, including the UK, New Zealand and four Billboard charts in the U.S., including the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
Watch the entire new video for “102” above.