The 1975 Blasted By Parliament Member Over Climate Change
The 1975 has been attacked by Welsh Member of Parliament David Davies for the band’s climate change activism. The British group recruited 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg to deliver a monologue on the track “The 1975,” which kicks off the band's upcoming LP Notes On A Conditional Form.
Davies blasted The 1975 for using carbon-based transport on its upcoming world tour, saying, "Given your concern about a ‘climate emergency,' I just wondered how you are going to get to these places? Are you traveling to Asia on the Trans-Siberian Express? Or will you be sailing in a £4m super-yacht like your mate Greta? Preach on the evils of carbon emissions one minute -- then jet across the globe the next!”
The 1975 manager Jamie Oborne responded, saying, "So Parliament is suspended at the most important time in modern U.K. politics and the most pressing issue on this clown's mind is looking for clout on Twitter. Enjoy your five minutes."
Thunberg finished crossing the Atlantic Ocean last Wednesday (August 28th) on a zero-emissions yacht, arriving in New York City after 15 days at sea. She will soon speak at the UN Climate Action Summit. Climate change has been at the forefront of the news following wildfires in the Amazon and the Arctic.
Notes On A Conditional Form is set to be released on February 21st, 2020 and will act as a companion LP to A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which was released in late 2018.