The 1975 "Sincerity Is Scary" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

  • Published on Nov 21, 2018
  • The 1975 make a case for earnestness with “Sincerity Is Scary,” the third single from the band’s album, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.' Produced by band members Matthew Healy and George Daniel, the song has accrued more than 10.5 million Spotify streams since its release on September 13.
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  • b r a d e n ! !
    b r a d e n ! ! 23 hours ago

    i cannot be the only one who has a HUGE crush on him. he’s attractive but the way he speaks and the way he carries himself is so attractive. ughhhhh

  • S A S H A d
    S A S H A d 4 days ago

    that could be something....

  • Christian Jedd Castillo

    *I be flossin'*

  • Aoi Hyoudou
    Aoi Hyoudou 10 days ago

    Can he write a book

  • Hailey
    Hailey 11 days ago

    2:09 can we get a round of applause

  • ed is love
    ed is love 11 days ago

    i truly adore this man and so you do

  • Rachael Jones
    Rachael Jones 12 days ago

    he’s got such a calming voice

  • xd Rocky
    xd Rocky 15 days ago +1

    the only good genius video

  • V b
    V b 16 days ago

    bro i’m in love with your mind

  • Kelsey _LRH
    Kelsey _LRH 16 days ago

    I want A convosation with this wonderful human being, an intellectual

  • yura
    yura 19 days ago

    to be pief off is to be muggef off - oh you don't know what that means

  • Naivan •
    Naivan • 19 days ago

    Sincerity is scary because pride is a concept we value over how our feelings affect our social relations, we heroise ourselves and tell ourselves we’re being the bigger person, which really isn’t a thing. staying friends with an ex is hard, staying friends with ur friend who is dating your ex is even harder, but the sincerity in it all.

  • Alejandra Cervantes
    Alejandra Cervantes 22 days ago


  • champagnestark edits
    champagnestark edits 22 days ago

    i wish he sung 😔

  • Fredy Romero
    Fredy Romero 23 days ago

    The Neighbourhood is better

  • Freya Greaves
    Freya Greaves 26 days ago

    Talking about me too, damn nice to see a guy who gets it

  • rosie
    rosie 26 days ago

    I honestly think i gained a few braincells from watching this, thanks matty you fucking intellectual

  • KayElleEssKay
    KayElleEssKay 29 days ago +1

    @genius, it's "i before e except after c". *perceived, *conceiving, *deceiving

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Aye I am the 1,000th comment

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    We love a non rapey dude idk

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Your Fucking Mind I-

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago


  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    I ducking love you

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Please father

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Come back to San Francisco soon

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    But I’m gonna be out of the country ughhh

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Tryna go to a 1975 show in April

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    We love an I n t e l l e c t u a l

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Be my father please

  • My Cancer Crew
    My Cancer Crew Month ago

    Ugh Matty

  • Elin Gabert
    Elin Gabert Month ago

    Tyler Josephs secret brother

  • Kazmikoze
    Kazmikoze Month ago

    How can people think this guy is something special? He's a fucking idiot

  • dawn florr
    dawn florr Month ago

    i heart him

  • Katherine ree
    Katherine ree Month ago

    My ‘self deprecating’ self could relate tbh lol

  • Dane
    Dane Month ago

    okay, but is he wearing pants?

  • hannah ilvegi
    hannah ilvegi Month ago

    He's an amazing songwriter I'm so glad the 1975 gains popularity cause they deserve it so much and their songs are incredible

  • Music Lover xo
    Music Lover xo Month ago

    just wondering why is he speaking the lyrics not singing them like everyone else does

  • Rhiannon Douglas
    Rhiannon Douglas Month ago

    2019 is gonna be THEYRE YEAR wow

  • The Boss Salanewt
    The Boss Salanewt Month ago

    The song is amazing, the album is even better.

  • stardust t
    stardust t Month ago +1


  • Kristen
    Kristen Month ago

    Postmodern Philosophy: The1975

  • olivia bourne
    olivia bourne Month ago

    2:52 i felt that hard

  • gabi C
    gabi C Month ago

    Back when genius had real musicians

  • tate labbe
    tate labbe Month ago

    He's so fucking smart it's actually kinda scary

  • the_Trou_badour
    the_Trou_badour Month ago

    even him just explaining all this is like a poem in itself like what. ?

  • Amanda Bustamante
    Amanda Bustamante Month ago

    "Oh, you don't know what that means?"

  • Lisa M.
    Lisa M. Month ago

    I feel kinda dumb because I came here to hear him sing and got the exact opposite 😂 but I don't mind actually because it made laugh how disinterested and bored he sounds when he says those lyrics 😂

  • Amanda Fava
    Amanda Fava Month ago

    Damn I have to think for a while after I hear him say something to fully understand it 😬

  • Fillone Asmorobangun

    He looks like tyler joseph of twenty one pilots

  • Gladys Love
    Gladys Love Month ago

    I dont understand shit! 😻😻😻

  • leahg 04
    leahg 04 Month ago

    I love how he said Record instead of song idk i just love him

  • Crystal Karvonen
    Crystal Karvonen Month ago

    i love how genius does stuff like this but then has gabby also lmao

  • Avocado Pirate
    Avocado Pirate Month ago

    He comes off tired.

  • andrea
    andrea Month ago

    Omg, “sometimes your instinct is kind of what your art it is”...that sounds so simple but it’s so fucking true.

  • lowkey rubee
    lowkey rubee Month ago +2

    My brain hurts and im loving it

  • Gracie Kunkel
    Gracie Kunkel Month ago

    I would love to sit and have a conversation with him. I feel like it would just flow and we could talk about anything at all. He doesn’t seem like he would judge and you could just spill everything and he’d be like “yeah totally” and I love that about him.

  • Gracie Kunkel
    Gracie Kunkel Month ago

    Why does he always sound so intellectual oof

  • Jaimee Palache
    Jaimee Palache Month ago +1

    Matty is my dad

  • olivia bourne
    olivia bourne Month ago

    i feel like he’s so attractive now, i never found him attractive before this album

  • layla king
    layla king Month ago

    he’s cuuuttttttteweeeeeeeeee

  • alexa c
    alexa c Month ago

    I love him

  • Life123Luver
    Life123Luver Month ago

    He’s so deep

  • darknessmonster
    darknessmonster Month ago +2

    I would just like to thank God for giving us Matty Healy

  • hailey
    hailey Month ago

    i'm in LOVE with this man

  • Mrs.StayAlive
    Mrs.StayAlive Month ago

    Con él y tyler joseph aprendo más que estudiando 2 horas.

  • BTL gaming
    BTL gaming Month ago

    1:56 " if you're a bit of rapey dude" right...... I think there's more to worry about them coming across as sexist

  • Henry W
    Henry W Month ago

    I’m just sad he didn’t sing them😂

  • Ford Hunt
    Ford Hunt Month ago

    “It’s harder to be really sincere and soft and vulnerable in the face of earnestness”, reminds of that Morrissey lyric... “It’s so easy to laugh it’s so easy to hate, it takes guts to be gentle and kind”. Wonder if Matty is a Smiths fan 🤔

  • saleena
    saleena Month ago

    i wish i knew wtf he's talking about

  • Austin D
    Austin D Month ago

    this guy looks like the kid from transformers in the thumbnail

  • MANA
    MANA Month ago +4

    Can't believe Matt invented vocabulary.

  • Gee N Aye
    Gee N Aye Month ago +1


  • -
    - 2 months ago +1

    Can he make a podcast already

  • Dayana Villagomez
    Dayana Villagomez 2 months ago


  • Kelleybeth Joseph
    Kelleybeth Joseph 2 months ago


  • buggie
    buggie 2 months ago +4

    _why can't we be friends matty.._

  • Isabelle Blair-Lewis
    Isabelle Blair-Lewis 2 months ago

    Whoever does these does not know how to spell it's perceive, deceive and conceive...

  • Margaux Demeester
    Margaux Demeester 2 months ago

    Tell me more

  • Aria Lexi
    Aria Lexi 2 months ago +1

    i could listen to him for hours even though i can't understand anything of what he's saying

  • Holly
    Holly 2 months ago

    These videos make me smart and happy

  • Crusin like Nemo
    Crusin like Nemo 2 months ago +1

    I was lowkey confused the whole time but i love him

  • nay silva
    nay silva 2 months ago

    I N T E L L E C T U A L

  • Rio Paulo Cañete
    Rio Paulo Cañete 2 months ago +1

    I love the way Matty explains things in a complicated way

  • Rosa Evans
    Rosa Evans 2 months ago

    Please do a podcast

  • Maria Luísa
    Maria Luísa 2 months ago

    i could listen to him for hours but at the same time i could punch him at any time

  • Crystal Marquez
    Crystal Marquez 2 months ago

    I really love hearing him explain the into, as an aspiring/working musician. It is really difficult to say "alright that song is done". -Because of the fact that you want it perfect. So to hear someone say "to go with your instinct" means the world really to any type of artist (painter, digital, 3d, animator,guitarist etc.)

  • Clarissa L
    Clarissa L 2 months ago

    wow wow wow

  • Marina Vargas
    Marina Vargas 2 months ago

    me caso

  • ally tant
    ally tant 2 months ago

    you should sing these so my hear can melt

  • Sor Cat
    Sor Cat 2 months ago

    Sub español please

  • Jacob Ridderberg
    Jacob Ridderberg 2 months ago +2

    He is TOO smart

  • Ethan Penrod
    Ethan Penrod 2 months ago +1

    The fact that people are fawning over this guy is insane to me.
    He has to be the most self-righteous, ignorant person I've seen. I mean he actually had the audacity to suggest if you don't want to be accused of rape, just don't be "Rapey." As if no man has ever been falsely accused before.
    As if they all (innocent or not) have done something or another to provoke the accusation.
    And then to top it off, he throws himself on a pedestal, claiming he could never be accused because he treats women right... To me this is equally as egregious as the people who say
    "If you don't want to get raped, don't dress provocatively." Sorry, but it's a lot more complex than that. Not all actions are provoked. Anybody can get raped (or accused of rape) at any time. Doesn't matter who you are... Even a pretentious asshole celebrity that "treats women right."

  • calum's left nipple
    calum's left nipple 2 months ago +3

    i fucking LOVE this song

  • Lamine Sire Sane
    Lamine Sire Sane 2 months ago +3

    The thumbnail is the best looking ive seen on genius verified idk why

  • donnydanko
    donnydanko 2 months ago +2

    has the death to postmodernism arrived?? are we now at the age of earnestness? can we finally stop being angsty teens?

  • sofia nava
    sofia nava 2 months ago


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    a-wanderingcloud 0-0 2 months ago


  • Lauren Haley
    Lauren Haley 2 months ago

    On genius it says the song ends with “bitch on you” ?

  • HyperFox
    HyperFox 2 months ago

    So uhh... Matt Healy for 2020?

  • El Costa
    El Costa 2 months ago

    How old is he?