In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music, the singer took a quick moment to share new details of the upcoming record (!!)
Healy shared that the band is producing and engineering the record themselves, and they have a video that’s “coming out soon.” Plus, they've been collaborating with No Rome on the making of the new record, saying:
“We’ve got a video, well it’s coming out soon…I mean, we’ve never written with anybody, we’ve rarely even used other producers and this record because we’re producing it ourselves and engineering it ourselves, Rome kind of became a bit of a muse of mine.”
Healy continued on to say:
“I was working on his stuff and then his ideas, you know, were on parallel with everything that me and George were doing so I just wanted that energy in the studio, you know, and he’s been with us before,” Healy said. “We’ve been making the record for six months together, so he’s just been working away. It’s been so good, I've been trying to do the Kanye thing of like ‘give me all your best beats.’”
Watch Healy in the interview below:
The new the 1975 record isn’t the only collaboration between the two. No Rome is even doing a song, “Narcissist,” with the band on his own record, a four-track EP, Loverboy Must Die, out later this year.
We are beyond excited that we’ll be getting new music soon!
The band recently shared a three-picture set of people looking through a VR headset, and in the middle of the photo set, is a series of numbers:
— The 1975 (@the1975) May 8, 2018
Putting the numbers together, we can only assume that the release date of June 1 has finally been confirmed.
This release date, of course, is something that makes total sense. As previously mentioned, June 1 is the band's date, and it happens to be a Friday, which is when albums are typically released.
What's more, the band’s manager Jamie Oborne basically confirmed the new era is near. A couple of weeks ago, when a fan tweeted a picture of a pink sky writing, “Evening, the iliwys era is still here.” Oborne replied to the tweet saying, “Yes for a few more days.”
We still haven't gotten a confirmation of a new era, but we did see that vocalist Matt Healy shared his new pastel green hair colors, which has left many fans wondering if this new hair choice be Healy's way of teasing that the band's next era is going to be green-hued, following the band's pink-vibing I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it era?
Or, is this hair color just Healy's way of throwing everyone off of what the real era is going to be?!
Our hearts can't take much more of this teasing!
The band officially announced their third album last April, but even that caused confusion for fans. Music For Cars is the same title as the band's third EP, which was released in March 2013 and featured
“Anobrain,” “Chocolate,” “HNSCC,” “Head.Cars.Bending” and “Me,” but it only made sense to make it an album title too, as Healy explains.
“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 favorite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way,” Healy says of the title.
There's a lot happening for fans of the 1975 and whatever they have coming, we’re so ready.
The band’s second album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, dropped in February 2016. And at the end of last year, the band surprise released their new live album DH00278.
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