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Then there’s the two peaks of “Love It If We Made It” and “I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)”, two career highs that reveal The 1975’s true potential. The former shouldn’t work, a 2018 update of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, where Healy shouts out a frantic list of topical signifiers through a bullhorn, a juxtaposition of horrendous tragedies like the drowning of Syrian refugees with direct quotes of President Trump, mimicking the constant wave of a social media news feed where terrors sit side by side with the mundane in a clinical detachment.
Healy doesn’t provide the solution to the constant struggles of our times but offers a resilient glimpse of hope. On the latter, the album’s closer, they reach Oasis-level heights on a go-for-broke anthem about suicidal thoughts that’s revealing, tragic, and optimistic all at once.