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The words Extinction Rebellion beneath an hourglass symbol on a green background
Placard used by Extinction Rebellion, which received proceeds from "The 1975"
"The 1975" is the opening song on the 1975's fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form. Healy initially said that the band were choosing between three songs to release on 31 May 2019 as the lead single of the album. However, "The 1975" was the first song to be released, on 24 July 2019, and the lead single "People" debuted on 22 August. As they have done for previous releases, the band deactivated their social media accounts shortly before the publishing of "The 1975". The band initially intended not to release "The 1975" prior to the album, but after its recording, they decided to do so. Oborne said that the song "just wasn't a statement that could wait" and that holding it back would have made it feel like a "vanity exercise".

At the time of its release, the 1975 were alternating between touring and working on Notes on a Conditional Form, and "The 1975" was one of four songs that were complete or close to complete, alongside "The Birthday Party", "Frail State of Mind" and "People". Al Horner of The Daily Telegraph observed that the Conservative politician Theresa Villiers—who previously voted against initiatives to limit carbon emissions—became the UK Environment Secretary on the day of the release. According to Oborne, shortly before the release he was contacted by an unusual number of tabloids, and following it they began to run fabricated stories about Healy's relationship and drug usage. The Conservative politician David T. C. Davies—who has made incorrect claims about climate change in parliament—called the band hypocritical for their upcoming tour, due to its carbon emission cost. Oborne said in May 2020 that he was still surprised by the "hate and negativity" that Healy received over the col
 laboration, describing him as "a bit weary of being that guy who fights for the underdog and gets a lot of abuse".

At Thunberg's request, proceeds from "The 1975" were donated to the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion. Spokespeople from Extinction Rebellion praised the track, saying that "music has the power to break through barriers". A BBC journalist noted that the band were scheduled to tour a wide number of countries, flying by plane, at the time of the song's release. However, contemporaneously with the song's debut, the record label and band announced measures to reduce their environmental impact, such as substitution of plastic materials for paper. The band had also hired an eco-management company for performances.

The 1975 played recordings of the song to open the band's encore throughout performances in 2019 and 2020. Healy would return to the stage alone and turn his back to the audience as it played. Such performances included some touring for A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2019, the BB&T Pavilion in New Jersey in November 2019, and shows at the Manchester Arena and London O2 Arena during February 2020. Liverpool Echo reported that one audience were told to be quiet for the song. The COVID-19 pandemic led to disruption of planned appearances following Notes on a Conditional Form's release, such as an event at London's Finsbury Park in July 2020, where the 1975 planned to implement a number of environmental meas

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