The 1975’s appear to have based ‘It’s Not Living’ video on legendary Talking Heads film

The snippet is included on a Spotify advert that seems to spell the album title incorrectly…

Matty Healy from The 1975 performs at Latitude 2017

The 1975 appear to have based the new It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ video on a legendary Talking Heads live concert film.

A short video has been posted to Reddit by a user who claims they filmed a Spotify advert shown in UK cinemas for the band’s third album ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships‘.

In the footage, Matt Healy is dressed in an oversized suit, similar to the now iconic outfit worn by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne from ‘Stop Making Sense’ film – believed to be one of the greatest concert films. There are obvious nods to the arthouse masterpiece, from Healy’s Byrne-esque mannerisms to the identical backing dancers. You can watch it here.

You can see the similarities between the two video below.

Talking Heads – 'Stop Making Sense'

David Byrne in ‘Stop Making Sense’

Screenshot of Matty Healy from video posted by @imnoteventhatfunny

The Reddit user @imnoteventhatfunny also pointed out that the advert contains a major gaffe, incorrectly spelling the album title: “first saw it last night, realised it doesn’t seem to be online yet so i figured i’d go back this morning to film it.

“also just noticed the ad gets the spelling wrong and calls it “enquiry” instead of “inquiry” lol”.

Healy recently dissected the story behind ‘It’s Not Living’, admitting that he never would have written about his heroin addiction if he hadn’t “gotten clean”.

The 1984 film ‘Stop Making Sense’ followed the Talking Heads at their creative peak with director Jonathan Demme capturing Byrne’s highly theatrical live show antics.

He also took the then-revolutionary approach of filming from the middle of the crowd, before every other bootleg YouTube took this perspective.

“Jonathan’s skill was to see the show almost as a theatrical ensemble piece, in which the characters and their quirks would be introduced to the audience, and you’d get to know the band as people, each with their distinct personalities,” said David Byrne in a eulogy, posted after Demme’s death. “They became your friends, in a sense.

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