Settle Down

Album: The 1975 (2013)
Charted: 68

Songfacts®:

  • This sensual track finds Matt Healy singing of an ill-advised relationship and the chaos that ensures. It was inspired by Michael Jackson, whom Healy has noted his admiration for in the past.
  • The video tells the story of two teenage boys who reveal supernatural powers. It was shot in Redcar, Yorkshire and features various shots in and around the Northern England town. The clip was conceived by Matt Healy and directed by Nadia. "Matty had quite a clear concept in his head of the kind of story he would like to tell in this video," the director told Promo News. "Not a regular love story, but rather that bond and connection you have between friends."

    "The video is the metaphorical conception of that," Nadia continued. "About finding that other half which completes you. About breaking free from feeling trapped and isolated in a world where everybody seem to be in on doing you harm and deliberately keeping some looming secret from you. It's about ultimately meeting and connecting with that other human being who you have always sensed was there, and at that moment you meet the world as you know it dies away."

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