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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  • Court
    Court 2 days ago

    put on pants

  • Sam Mc clout
    Sam Mc clout 6 days ago

    Thank god he spoke and didn’t sing the lyrics

  • Nora Gardner
    Nora Gardner 7 days ago

    This man is a G E N I U S. love you Matty

  • chicken skink
    chicken skink 9 days ago

    I love everything about this. Especially how he observes that irony is a tactic to avoid dealing with stuff, sort of a coping mechanism. Maybe it's always been like this, but young people do this a lot more nowadays, I think. That's why I sometimes prefer to stop being ironic and try to be sincere because it often really pays off. You connect more with other people that way. That doesn't mean that I'm never ironic, just sometimes it's good to take a step back and say how you actually feel, even if it sounds cheesy or cliché.

  • Laila Santana
    Laila Santana 10 days ago

    I feel enlightenment everytime Matty starts talking

    1M views 11 days ago

    Hes aging backwards

  • sonariete
    sonariete 12 days ago


  • WontonSoupOfficial
    WontonSoupOfficial 17 days ago +1

    Finally genius with real artists again

  • Sucdi Barre
    Sucdi Barre 17 days ago

    fav song on the album by far

  • rose tbh
    rose tbh 21 day ago

    wig flew

  • mxcx
    mxcx 24 days ago

    Matty is so deep

  • anna !!
    anna !! 25 days ago

    he is speaking british and i can’t UNDERSTAND

  • Megan Shelton
    Megan Shelton 26 days ago

    i literally could sit here and listen to him talk all day and never get bored

  • Glydelene Ona
    Glydelene Ona 28 days ago

    Matt's genius, honest, and attractive really ... really ...

  • Thomas Brown
    Thomas Brown 29 days ago

    Shittttt he smart

  • Sabah Elgarhy
    Sabah Elgarhy Month ago

    he can literately save the world

  • Rain &Rainbows
    Rain &Rainbows Month ago

    Wtf did genius cut most out of the interview?

  • Cristina Sanchez
    Cristina Sanchez Month ago

    I fell damm stupid because I did not understand anything hahhaa!

  • faillon parker
    faillon parker Month ago

    Excuse me, but where’s the rest of the band?

  • mariana quezada
    mariana quezada Month ago

    i'm writing a poem for a writing contest at my school and this is my homework :)

  • Holly Hillcar
    Holly Hillcar Month ago

    Matty saying the lyrics instead of singing them all awkwardly just makes the vid so much better

  • seoulma
    seoulma Month ago

    I feel smart and dumb at the same time after watching this video

  • A. Galindo
    A. Galindo Month ago

    I wish I even had like a little bit if instinct to write a song. I have to really think about it to be even a sixteenth of meaningful as the shit some of my favourite artists are putting out.

  • Mrs Me
    Mrs Me Month ago

    He’s so articulate , we love that 😂😩

  • Amanda Acosta
    Amanda Acosta Month ago

    The 3D ideas he has.. just blows my mind.... he's such an artist 💗

  • Axel Nilsson
    Axel Nilsson Month ago

    It feels like he's read 12 rules

  • Jack
    Jack 2 months ago

    I wish Matty would sing, he's got such a beautiful voice 💕

  • Cheska
    Cheska 2 months ago

    this is some deep shit

  • Daragh Kennedy
    Daragh Kennedy 2 months ago

    Something about him reading lyrics instead of singing them is really enjoyable, like someone reading a poem. Honestly starting to prefer him reading than singing to an extent

  • Andreana Gianelle
    Andreana Gianelle 2 months ago

    I love matty

  • Melissa Onwuka
    Melissa Onwuka 2 months ago


  • Elizabeth Moynihan
    Elizabeth Moynihan 2 months ago

    I just adore this guy. Adore,Adore..

  • Lily Lyden
    Lily Lyden 2 months ago

    Love Matty’s stereotypical English-ness
    I can say that because I’m from England

  • Ciara s
    Ciara s 2 months ago

    This makes the title of the album so much clearer

  • Llor de Mar
    Llor de Mar 2 months ago

    he is kinda like british version of tyler joseph

  • Rose
    Rose 2 months ago

    you're so smart

  • sara balenzano
    sara balenzano 2 months ago

    matt healy, an intellectual: this

  • Castiel Winchester
    Castiel Winchester 2 months ago

    Wait I thought the last lyric was 'some sket who wanted to bxtch' is that right or did he just not want to curse

  • Erin Kirk
    Erin Kirk 2 months ago

    Love my countries slang. K bye my Gs

  • Laiyal Almoussa
    Laiyal Almoussa 2 months ago

    Bitch ilysm. Dare i say The way you explain things is satisfying.

  • keiono
    keiono 2 months ago

    Jesus christ why is he so sexy

  • Corey
    Corey 2 months ago

    I feel like Siri is giving me a word definition and it’s been going on for way to long

  • hana parsons
    hana parsons 2 months ago +1

    He’s a lyrical GOD

  • b r a d e n ! !
    b r a d e n ! ! 2 months 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

  • Sasha :D
    Sasha :D 3 months ago

    that could be something....

  • Christian Jedd Castillo

    *I be flossin'*

  • Aoi Hyoudou
    Aoi Hyoudou 3 months ago

    Can he write a book

  • Hailey
    Hailey 3 months ago

    2:09 can we get a round of applause

  • ed is love
    ed is love 3 months ago

    i truly adore this man and so you do

  • Rachael Jones
    Rachael Jones 3 months ago

    he’s got such a calming voice

  • xdRocky
    xdRocky 3 months ago +1

    the only good genius video

  • V b
    V b 3 months ago

    bro i’m in love with your mind

  • Kelsey _LRH
    Kelsey _LRH 3 months ago

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

  • yura
    yura 3 months ago

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

  • Naivan •
    Naivan • 3 months 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 3 months ago


  • champagnestark edits
    champagnestark edits 3 months ago

    i wish he sung 😔

  • Fredy Romero
    Fredy Romero 3 months ago

    The Neighbourhood is better

  • Freya Greaves
    Freya Greaves 3 months ago

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

  • rosie
    rosie 3 months ago

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

  • KayElleEssKay
    KayElleEssKay 3 months ago +1

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

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Aye I am the 1,000th comment

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    We love a non rapey dude idk

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Your Fucking Mind I-

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    I ducking love you

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Please father

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Come back to San Francisco soon

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    But I’m gonna be out of the country ughhh

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Tryna go to a 1975 show in April

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

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

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Be my father please

  • Gamer Girl
    Gamer Girl 3 months ago

    Ugh Matty

  • Elin Gabert
    Elin Gabert 3 months ago

    Tyler Josephs secret brother

  • Kazmikoze
    Kazmikoze 3 months ago

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

  • dawn florr
    dawn florr 3 months ago

    i heart him

  • Katherine ree
    Katherine ree 3 months ago

    My ‘self deprecating’ self could relate tbh lol

  • Dane
    Dane 4 months ago

    okay, but is he wearing pants?

  • hannah ilvegi
    hannah ilvegi 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Rhiannon Douglas
    Rhiannon Douglas 4 months ago

    2019 is gonna be THEYRE YEAR wow

  • The Boss Salanewt
    The Boss Salanewt 4 months ago

    The song is amazing, the album is even better.

  • stardust t
    stardust t 4 months ago +1


  • Kristen
    Kristen 4 months ago

    Postmodern Philosophy: The1975

  • olivia bourne
    olivia bourne 4 months ago

    2:52 i felt that hard

  • gabi C
    gabi C 4 months ago

    Back when genius had real musicians

  • tate labbe
    tate labbe 4 months ago

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

  • the_Trou_badour
    the_Trou_badour 4 months ago

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

  • Amanda Bustamante
    Amanda Bustamante 4 months ago

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

  • hxhandchill
    hxhandchill 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Fillone Asmorobangun
    Fillone Asmorobangun 4 months ago

    He looks like tyler joseph of twenty one pilots

  • Gladys Love
    Gladys Love 4 months ago

    I dont understand shit! 😻😻😻

  • Leah G
    Leah G 4 months ago

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

  • Crystal Karvonen
    Crystal Karvonen 4 months ago

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

  • Avocado Pirate
    Avocado Pirate 4 months ago

    He comes off tired.

  • andrea
    andrea 4 months 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 4 months ago +2

    My brain hurts and im loving it

  • Gracie Kunkel
    Gracie Kunkel 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Why does he always sound so intellectual oof

  • Jaimee Palache
    Jaimee Palache 4 months ago +1

    Matty is my dad