Robbers (song)

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"Robbers"
The 1975 Robbers.jpg
Single by The 1975
from the album The 1975
Released 26 May 2014 (2014-05-26)
Recorded 2012–13
Genre
Length 4:14
Label Dirty Hit
Songwriter(s) The 1975
Producer(s)
The 1975 singles chronology
"Settle Down"
(2014)
"Robbers"
(2014)
"Heart Out"
(2014)

"Settle Down"
(2014)
"Robbers"
(2014)
"Heart Out"
(2014)
Music video
"Robbers" on YouTube

"Robbers" is a song by English rock band The 1975, released as the sixth single from their self-titled debut on 26 May 2014[1]

Background[edit]

The concept of the song, about an ill-fated robbery heist, was inspired by the 1993 film True Romance, particularly Patricia Arquette's character Alabama Worley.[2]

Following its release, it debuted at number 179 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Robbers" was released on 27 April 2014,[4] directed by Tim Mattia.[5] The video depicts a couple who rob a shop to obtain money to "fund their alcohol and drug addiction."[4]

Information and releasing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from liner notes.[6]

The 1975
  • Matthew Healy – vocals, guitar
  • Adam Hann – guitar
  • George Daniel – drums
  • Ross MacDonald – bass guitar
Additional personnel
  • Mike Crossey – mixing, production
  • Mike Spink – engineering
  • Jonathan Gilmore – Pro-Tools engineering, additional programming
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 65
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 179

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[1] 26 May 2014 Contemporary hit radio Dirty Hit

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Corner, Lewis (28 April 2014). "The 1975's new 'Robbers' music video: Sex, drugs and guns". Digital Spy. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ Murray, Robin (28 April 2014). "The 1975 – Robbers (Explicit)". Clash. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 24.05.2014 (wk20)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Corner, Lewis (28 April 2014). "The 1975's new 'Robbers' music video: Sex, drugs and guns". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (28 April 2014). "The 1975 'Robbers' (Tim Mattia, dir.)". Video Static. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  6. ^ The 1975 (Liner notes). United Kingdom: Dirty Hit. 2 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – The 1975 – Robbers" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 30 June 2014.