Give yourself a cry! The 1975 are greeted by more than 200 emotional fans as they leave BBC Radio studios after unveiling new socially conscious single People

The 1975 were mobbed by ecstatic fans on Thursday evening, shortly after releasing the first official single from their forthcoming fourth album. 

The socially conscious band posed for selfies, signed autographs and chatted with more than 200 thrilled teenagers following their appearance at London's BBC Radio studios. 

Earlier that night the four-piece premiered new track People, a guitar-laden missive to the Millennial generation and a complete departure from their traditional, 80s indebted sound. 

Centre of attention: The 1975 were mobbed by ecstatic fans on Thursday evening, shortly after releasing the first official single from their forthcoming fourth album

Centre of attention: The 1975 were mobbed by ecstatic fans on Thursday evening, shortly after releasing the first official single from their forthcoming fourth album

And the musical transition appeared to down well with those who made the journey to BBC studios in the hope of catching the band following the song's first air-play on Annie Mac's Future Sounds.  

Some were reduced to tears as lead singer  Matt Healy, bassist Ross MacDonald, guitarist Adam Hann and drummer George Daniel paused to acknowledge them before heading into the night. 

The appearance comes during a busy period for the band, who follow the release of their latest single with headline performances at Reading Festival on Friday, followed by Leeds on Saturday.  

People: Drummer George Daniel posed for selfies after leaving BBC Radio studios with his band-mates

People: Drummer George Daniel posed for selfies after leaving BBC Radio studios with his band-mates

Popular: More than 200 fans turned up to catch a glimpse of the band
All too much: Some struggled to contain their emotions after meeting their idols on Thursday evening

Popular: More than 200 fans turned up to catch a glimpse of the band, and some struggled to contain their emotions after meeting their idols

Somebody Else: Another emotional fan got a hug from drummer Daniel outside the studio

Somebody Else: Another emotional fan got a hug from drummer Daniel outside the studio

People follows the release of The 1975, a traditional curtain raiser on each of the band's previous albums, this time with the surprising presence of Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg. 

At a time when self-styled eco-warriors Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex have been heavily criticised for their liberal use of private jets, the 16-year old is currently midway through a carbon-neutral two-week voyage to the United States aboard a 60-foot sailboat. 

And her command to kick-start an environmental revolution is keenly felt on the band's latest variation on their self-titled opening track.

I like it when you weep: One girl was clearly overcome as she fought back tears
I like it when you weep: One girl was clearly overcome as she fought back tears

Love Me: One girl was clearly overcome as she fought back tears on Thursday evening 

Lots to talk about: The drummer ensured his fans were given plenty of his time

Lots to talk about: The drummer ensured his fans were given plenty of his time 

Give yourself a cry: The gathering of fans were starstruck as Daniel made his way out of the studio
Give yourself a cry: The gathering of fans were starstruck as Daniel made his way out of the studio

Love Me: The gathering of fans were starstruck as Daniel made his way out of the studio

Literary lounge-wear: Bassist Ross MacDonald caught the eye in a T-shirt dedicated to Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs

Literary lounge-wear: Bassist Ross MacDonald caught the eye in a T-shirt dedicated to Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs 

The 1975's socially conscious bent was also evident during a recent live performance in Dubai, where the band openly protested the illegality of same-sex relationships. 

Footage taken by a fan shows the singer venturing into the crowd before singling out a male admirer and pecking him on the lips amid loud cheering during the show on Wednesday. 

Homosexuality in the Muslim majority United Arab Emirates is currently illegal and showing public displays of affection is frowned upon and punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Healy left the country immediately after the kiss and says he does not think he'll be allowed to return.

The Cheshire-born singer, who is the son of Loose Women panellist Denise Welch and Benidorm star Tim Healy, formed The 1975 at school in 2002 and has since seen all three studio albums shoot to number one.

The band's fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form, will be released on February 21, 2020. 

I'd love it if you take it: Guitarist Adam Hannn did the honours while posing for a selfie

I'd love it if you take it: Guitarist Adam Hannn did the honours while posing for a selfie 

Up here: Daniel held another starstruck fan's phone aloft while taking a photo

Up here: Daniel held another starstruck fan's phone aloft while taking a photo  

Girls: The predominantly female group of supporters gathered round as MacDonald took command of another phone

Girls: The predominantly female group of supporters gathered round as MacDonald took command of another phone  


The 1975 are greeted by more than 200 emotional fans

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