This is a protest song comprised entirely of images and soundbites of the modern world. "I wanted it to be loud and outward but objective, and you can't really call me out on anything in it," Matty Healy told NME
. "But I couldn't get that song played on the radio because there are two words in it that are too raw for radio. One of them was a direct quote from the sitting President of the United States: 'I moved on her like a bitch.'"
"We've heard the President say that, we know this," the 1975 frontman added. "This happened. I'm not saying that the police are inherently racist. I'm saying that this happened. So we can talk about the American prison system being a business, whether you're for or against it, but it is. And if you scream that, it's alarming. Why is it alarming? Maybe because it's not a good idea. You can't scream 'Creme Egg!' and provoke a reaction, but you can scream the truth and it'll maybe reveal a bit more."