The 1975 are teasing new music—we think.
More details have been released about the return of The 1975, starting with manager Jamie Osborne telling fans to expect touring news coming later this summer.
We won’t be releasing tour news until the summer. I would say around August just so you have a chance to plan. X https://t.co/5NNsjNJB3d
— Jamie Oborne (@jamieoborne) March 22, 2018
The band has spent much of the last year working on their highly anticipated LP Music For Cars. Ahead of the new album release, the band has since wiped their social media platforms back to mid-July, which has fans speculating that new music is coming soon.
Prior to announcing their second record, the band went through a social media blackout, deleting all posts before returning with a new, pink identity.
Most recently, Healy returned to Instagram last week to uploaded three cryptic posts with captions that all mention “NEW THE 1975 FUTURE NOW.” This “new” aesthetic could relate directly to Music For Cars.
Healy previously told NME the story behind the new album title after having previously used it for their third EP back in 2003.
“We’re using it as the album title now because of how meta and self-referential everything has become in the world of The 1975, and Music For Cars was always my favourite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way.”
Healy also revealed that the new songs he’s written for the album are “as good as anything on the previous album.” He went on to say he wants The 1975 to leave behind legacy, saying, “I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”
Music For Cars will follow 2016’s commercially successful I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It which included chart toppers “Ugh!,” “Love Me,” and “Somebody Else.”
As to when Music For Cars will be released, no one knows for sure.
Healy teased a possibly release date for new music earlier this year. He tweeted “122 days,” making June 1 a date fans should mark on their calendars.
122 days 🖤
— matty (@Truman_Black) January 30, 2018
But The 1975 are expected to drop a new EP, titled What A Shame, ahead of Music For Cars. So June 1 might be referencing the EP release date.
Regardless of when, there’s a lot happening right now. But whatever The 1975 has coming, fans can’t wait for it.