The 1975 chart the highs and lows of a tragicomic clown romance with their vivid “A Change of Heart” video. Singer Matthew Healy plays the Pierrot-styled protagonist who frolics around a carnival and falls in love, launching a topsy-turvy relationship built on bumper cars and flower-smelling.
The couple’s sweet-and-sour love story is filled with spirited dance sequences and a surprising amount of popcorn. But it ends with Healy’s character in despair after that silliness leads his partner astray. The final shot epitomizes the universal feeling of being dumped: a lonely clown on a park bench, soaked in rain.
The John Hughes-worthy synth-pop ballad “A Change of Heart” highlights the 1975’s second LP, I Like it When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.
“We want to be really postmodern,” Healy told Rolling Stone, describing their style. “We want to create in the way that we consume. There’s not really room for bands that do one thing anymore because people don’t consume just one type of music.”