Matty Healy, The 1975’s lead singer and frontman, announced yesterday, during an interview on Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe, that him and his bandmates will be releasing a new album this year called Music For Cars. This will be the British band’s third album following their debut, self-titled album, and their second album entitled i like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.
Last year, Healy tweeted, “NOW I will retreat from the world to make Music For Cars. Please keep informing me. I learn so much from our fans and I value you so much x.”, but then deleted the tweet leaving fans confused and with a whole lot of unanswered questions.
He then sent the world into an even bigger frenzy when kept tweeting these hints, but never fully confirming an official album to be released.
Matty’s bandmate, George Daniel, was even in on the fun. He posted a picture back in November of 2016 of Healy playing the piano with the caption, “2018”.
Now, Healy has stopped messing around and he has announced what we have all been waiting for. Another well-produced, probably heart-stopping album.
There is no information on a release date, album artwork, or a tracklist yet, but Healy revealed that the record should be coming out sometime in 2018. We can only plead that they change their minds and release their album… oh we don’t know, maybe next week?
Besides the release date, Matty Healy shared some other information on the album during his interview. “The next record’s called ‘Music For Cars’. That’s the title and it references our second EP and our third EP”, he said. He also talked about how this third album will close out an era of the band; “We were always going to do a trilogy of records. I’m not saying that after it’s the end of The 1975, but it’s the end of an era.”
To listen to the full interview, click here.