The band’s frontman is seen having sex with himself in the back of a car during the closing scenes of the 8 minutes 30 seconds clip for “Somebody Else”.
The video opens with a monochrome prelude, featuring Healy taking off the clown makeup from their last video for “Change of Heart”. He then wanders “through the murky world of Lynchian night-time London“, crying, drinking, falling over and getting beaten up as he “struggles with self-obsession in the face of heartbreak”. Directed by Tom Mattia, the clip then ends with Healy seemingly masturbating alone.
“Somebody Else” is the latest single from The 1975’s critically-acclaimed second album I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.
The band will play London’s O2 Arena on 16 December following appearances at the Wireless and Reading & Leeds festival.
Healy has hinted that he has enlisted a gospel choir to help the band showcase previously unheard songs.
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