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The 1975, Depeche Mode receive streaming bumps following Taylor Swift cover & ’The Last of Us’ placement

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Taylor Swift and a new HBO show have led to increased streams for The 1975 and Depeche Mode.

Billboard reports that Matty Healy and company’s song “The City,” a single off their 2013 self-titled debut album, jumped by 276 percent in U.S. streams after Swift covered the track during a surprise appearance at The 1975’s concert in London last week. Her brief set also included the live debut of her hit single “Anti-Hero.”

Meanwhile, the 1987 Depeche Mode single “Never Let Me Down Again” saw a bump of over 220 percent in U.S. streams following its placement in the premiere of HBO’s The Last of Us, which aired Sunday.

In addition to seeing increasing streaming numbers, The 1975 has been touring in support of the group’s 2022 album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. Depeche Mode, meanwhile, is prepping a new album called Memento Mori, their first following the 2022 death of member Andy Fletcher.

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