The 1975 just dropped “Give Yourself A Try,” the first song off the band’s upcoming record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
The album title surprised fans because vocalist Matty Healy had announced they would call it Music For Cars.
Healy explained the name change and also addressed his previous plans to end the 1975 after the third record.
“There is no album called Music For Cars,” Healy told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “The reason I changed my mind is I realized every writer wants a great ending, right?”
“I think I that had the drive to do that so much throughout I Like It When You Sleep,” he said. “And then when I started making this record I realized that I was just being naive. I was lying to myself. I’m not going to stop the 1975 next year.”
Healy also said he’s not ashamed to change his mind in public and that Music For Cars is the new the 1975 era.
“It’s the umbrella for whatever music comes out in this timeframe,” the singer explained.
Check out a sneak peek of the interview below:
.@Truman_Black says @the1975 are working on 2 albums: “We’re doing ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.’ Then I think May next year, we’re dropping ‘Notes on a Conditional Form.’” https://t.co/9jWqAOEN2s pic.twitter.com/EcLWsrZo6a
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) May 31, 2018
Earlier today, the band dropped the first song off A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, “Give Yourself A Try.” They also announced that they will be putting out two albums, one in October and one next May, and will be going on tour in January 2019.
What I like about [the song] was that it still had that kind of inherent prettiness that I think exists in the 1975, so it felt like a really good start, because there’s a lot of tension to the record,” Healy said on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac. “I do think it’s kind of us at our most honest.”
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships will be a follow-up to the band’s previous album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, which was released in 2016. The fourth album will be titled Notes On A Conditional Form.
Listen to “Give Yourself A Try” below:
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