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igned Notes on a Conditional Form as an experimental album meant to represent dance music in the UK, taking inspiration from the British club scene, Burial, the Streets and Brian Eno. Healy guided the album's creative direction, working closely with the band's primary producer and drummer, George Daniel, on all aspects of songwriting. Healy described their working relationship a symbiotic creative partnership built on a "shared musical vocabulary". During the album's recording, he focused on multiple loosely-defined ideas simultaneously, while Daniel had a detail-oriented approach. The pair created most of the record's songs as rough ideas; Healy used a guitar or piano, while Daniel programmed snippets on his computer. After creating an instrumental, the former would then add the lyrics. The pair often listened to music for inspiration, analysing a song to identify the "vibes" they sought to emulate. Using &q uot;Having No Head" as an example, Healy told Ryan Dombal of Pitchfork that the song began after they listened to virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin. It sparked a conversation about the band's love for pianos in ambient music, which led to the creation of "Having No Head". Collaborators on Notes on a Conditional Form Contributing to four songs, Phoebe Bridgers is the most prominent collaborator on the album. FKA Twigs lends her operatic vocals to "If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)" and "What Should I Say". Teenage activist Greta Thunberg gives a climate change speech on "The 1975". Notes on a Conditional Form is more collaborative than the 1975's previous albums. Healy said the prior omittance of other vocalists came from his dislike of the modern culture of features, feeling they were too commercialised and lacked authenticity. Speaking on the album's vocal collaborators, he said: "I think there's an au thenticity to the collaboration on this record because it came from nothing but friendship and excitement of music." Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg provides a speech on climate change in "The 1975", Cutty Ranks is the sole vocalist on "Shiny Collarbone", FKA Twigs provides introductory vocals on "If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)" and additi