50 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

We could tell you that “People”—the fuzzy second track from The 1975’s upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form (due next February), and the first track on this week’s ALT CTRL—is riddled with angst and anger. But we wouldn’t do a better job of it than the band’s frontman Matty Healy himself. “I wrote ‘People’ on a bus in Texas the day the abortion bill was circulating in Alabama,” he tells Apple Music. “After playing our show there, we were advised to leave due to Alabama being an open-carry state. We did and we soon stopped in a truck stop in Texas. I bought some Cheetos that were next to a collection of knives for incels and various bumper stickers encouraging women to give oral sex to truck drivers as some kind of trade for the privilege of being in the truck and elegant presence of such a great man. I was pretty pissed off. I am pretty fucking pissed off. God bless.” We’re always adding new tracks to this playlist (formerly known as The A-List: Alternative)—from melodic synth-pop to big-hearted guitar anthems and more—so check back often. And when you hear something you like, add it to your library.

EDITORS’ NOTES

We could tell you that “People”—the fuzzy second track from The 1975’s upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form (due next February), and the first track on this week’s ALT CTRL—is riddled with angst and anger. But we wouldn’t do a better job of it than the band’s frontman Matty Healy himself. “I wrote ‘People’ on a bus in Texas the day the abortion bill was circulating in Alabama,” he tells Apple Music. “After playing our show there, we were advised to leave due to Alabama being an open-carry state. We did and we soon stopped in a truck stop in Texas. I bought some Cheetos that were next to a collection of knives for incels and various bumper stickers encouraging women to give oral sex to truck drivers as some kind of trade for the privilege of being in the truck and elegant presence of such a great man. I was pretty pissed off. I am pretty fucking pissed off. God bless.” We’re always adding new tracks to this playlist (formerly known as The A-List: Alternative)—from melodic synth-pop to big-hearted guitar anthems and more—so check back often. And when you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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