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Matty Healy Sings About Being in Love with a Boy in New The 1975 Song

Matty Healy Sings About Being in Love with a Boy in New The 1975 Song

Matty Healy Sings About Being in Love with a Boy in New The 1975 Song

Bisexual singer Phoebe Bridgers joins the indie-pop band for their new queer track "Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America."

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Beloved indie-pop band The 1975 joined forces with singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers to release a new song called "Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America" today, and while it may not seem like it from the religious, patriotic title, it's actually pretty damn queer.

On the track, which is a critical, sarcastic ode to Christianity and "love" for Jesus Christ, Healy (who has made many headlines over the years for his LGBTQ+ allyship and his discussions about his own sexuality) sings the line "I'm in love with a boy I know/But that's a feeling I can never show." 

And it doesn't just stop there! In a later verse on the chill, guitar-driven jam, Bridgers (who is openly bisexual) also sings about falling in love with a girl. 

"I'm in love with the girl next door/Her name's Claire," she confesses. "Nice when she comes 'round to call/Then masturbate the second she's not there."

This isn't the first time Healy has spoken about themes of queerness and expressed conflicted feelings about religion in his music. On a track called "If I Believe You" from The 1975's 2016 album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, he croons "I'll be your child if you insist/I mean if it was you that made my body/You probably shouldn't have made me atheist/But, oh, I’m a lesbian kiss/I'm an evangelist/And if you don't want to go to hell then Miss, you better start selling this," lamenting about his lack of faith.

If "Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America" is anything to go by, we can't wait to see what else The 1975 has in store for us this era! 

Stream "Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America" below. The 1975's upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form is set to drop on May 22.

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel