To create awareness around a campaign for “War Child”, The 1975 release “By Your Side”, which is a cover of Sade’s 2000 single of the same name.
The track premiered today (Feb 21) on BBC Radio One on the Annie Mac Show, which comes ahead of their performance at the London’s The Dome for the same charity.
Matty Healy and the band have big plans for this year, as they recently announced that they have a plan to collaborate with UK Grime emcee, Skepta. When chatting with NME, he spoke about the collaboration saying, “Me and Skepta know each other, we tried working with each other recently but it just didn’t work out. Just for loads of reasons – but we’re going to do something in the future.” He continued: “We’re going to do a tune together. We want to do like a ‘West End Girls’ Pet Shop Boys [kind of thing]. Maybe start a band, just me and Skepta do a band. Well we’re talking about it, so let’s see what happens.”
Listen to the track below: