“I Think There’s Something You Should Know” by The 1975
Matt Healy, The 1975’s frontman, singer and co-writer of this song, has described it as being partially based on him suffering from impostor syndrome. This is a pretty-complex psychological condition. But what it basically boils down to within the context of this song is the singer feeling as if he has a split personality, so to speak. Or stated differently, he doesn’t feel like himself but rather “like somebody else”.
This is the direct result of his celebrity. For as expounded on in the second verse, the “wealth” that he and other famous people like him have generated has come at the price of “their mental health”.
So in trying to derive a succinct explanation of this song, it would appear that Matt is once again speaking to the negative mental costs of being a celebrity. And as with another track which is featured on “Notes on a Conditional Form” entitled “Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied”, in this case he feels burdened, if you will, to enlighten the listener on the reality of his situation as opposed to letting them presume his life is a bed of roses. Indeed that is ultimately the concept with the title of the track alludes to. The singer is letting the listener know that despite being famous, at the end of the day he still has his own internal issues which he has to deal with which in fact are the result of such.
Facts about “I Think There’s Something You Should Know”
The 1975 band members Matt Healy and George Daniel produced this song. And they also co-wrote along with their other bandmates, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald.
“I Think There’s Something You Should Know” was dropped via the collaborative efforts of three record labels, including Interscope Records. The song’s release date was 22 May 2020.
And it is featured on The 1975’s fourth-studio album, which is entitled “Notes on a Conditional Form”.