Following the tragic news of the events that occurred in Orlando, Florida many celebrities have taken action to show their love and support to those affected by the shooting. The act of terror was a huge hit at the LGBTQ+ community considering it took place at an LGBTQ+ night club during pride month. The 1975, a band known for always supporting love and equality, decided to make a massive statement of support during their concert in Charlottesville, VA on the 12th of June, 2016.
The 1975’s frontman, Matty Healy, shared a photo on his Instagram that revealed that the band was planning on using the pride flag as their backdrop during their song, ‘Loving Someone’.
Adam Hann also shared the new colorful set on his snapchat story:
“We’re all human, we’re just like you man” – ‘Loving Someone’ by The 1975
The idea to do this, especially with this song, spoke many words to their fans. Within the lyrics it speaks that you just need to love and give love. In the beginning verse it explains that the media today is “holding up the status quo” and teaching people that they should only want the opposite sex instead of teaching that it’s ok to just love someone, anyone. Using this song is the perfect choice to spread the message that love is love.
“My heart is telling me the telly isn’t telling me anything I need but it needs to keep you selling me, Beside celebrities lacking in integrity, holding up the status quo instead of showing your kids that they matter, who’re you gonna batter next? Just keep hold of their necks and keep selling them sex. It’s better if we keep them perplexed, It’s better if we make them want the opposite sex” – ‘Loving Someone’ by The 1975
Matty Healy also said a heartwarming speech, before their performance, on his thoughts on the events that occurred in Orlando. You can view the speech and a snippet of the performance here:
So we applaud you, The 1975, for showing your support and giving this song an even deeper meaning. A concert is a place to be free of all worries and to release yourself to the music. To let your fans know that you are there for them and you support them and that you are standing with Orlando and the LGBTQ+ community is extremely important as an artist and influencer. Our hearts are with everyone affected by this tragedy and we want to remind everyone to be kind and spread the love.