Just ahead of their new album release coming later this month, The 1975 hit the Live Lounge at BBC Radio 1 to showcase some of their favorite tracks. In addition to playing tracks from A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the band covered Ariana Grande's new smash (lol, get it?) thank u, next.
Before the band played the cover, front man Matty Healy praised the current queen of pop radio,
"...she's become the main protagonist—is that the right word?—in most people’s lives. The person I see spoken about most. And somebody I’ve started to really care about for some reason. She’s had a right old tough time and I like her a lot. I think she’s cool. And she’s got a great voice. And I don’t. So I’m gonna sing one of her songs.”
After BBC tweeted the performance out, Ariana was quick to thank the group for paying homage to her during their session.
And honestly, Matty spoke for all of us when he replied...
Ariana has been teasing us with behind the scenes pics from her 'thank u, next' music video shoot which appears to be a spoof on Mean Girls. She's even enlisted the help Jonathan Bennet, the real life Aaron Samuels, to reprise his famous role.
Ariana currently has three songs in the radio top 30 with thank u, next climbing each week.
The 1975's third studio album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships drops this Friday, November 30.