Matty Healy/the 1975
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The 1975 are gearing up to release their new album Notes On A Conditional Form on April 24. The band has already shared five tracks from the record. Now though is something very interesting. Frontman Matty Healy is asking fans to send recordings of them reading hateful things that have been said to them.

Whether or not this will appear on the 1975 record or on Healy’s previously discussed solo album he plans on doing is unknown.

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Previously, the 1975 have shared the singles  “People,” “Frail State Of Mind,” “Me & You Together Song,” “The 1975” and “The Birthday Party” which are all set to appear on the record.

In the past, the 1975’s label Dirty Hit tweeted asking for couples to submit photos of themselves to appear in an upcoming music video. Whether that video was “Me & You Together Song” is still unknown but there were a lot of couples in it.

But now, Healy is using his personal Twitter to ask for the material.

Hey I’m doing a song send me a recording on your phone of you reading out the worst most hurtful thing that has been tweeted / written about you and send it to [email protected] cheers xx

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So maybe Healy just didn’t want to bog down the 1975 or his label’s email when they’re gearing up for a massive release or maybe it’s not for the 1975 at all. While discussing the evolution of the 1975 with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Healy spoke about how he and George Daniel wanted to work on solo records.

“Yeah, I think that it’s a constantly evolving thing. I think that there’s an obvious end to an era with Music for Cars, just because like we’ve come to the end of a decade, Healy states. “Like culture is moving. Like the 1975 has to be a slightly different thing in like, I don’t know what, like two years, you know. I mean it’s, it just will naturally be.”

“So me figuring out what that is, there’s lots of stuff that we’re gonna do. The 1975 doesn’t really operate without each other. So I mean I’m not like giving people excuses. Like one thing that I know that we’re gonna do is that I’m doing a Matty record and George is doing a George record. And we’re gonna produce each other’s records. So that’s gonna happen.”

The tweet has certainly garnered quite a bit of buzz. It currently stands at nearly 2,000 retweets and 24,000 likes. There’s no telling how many emails that account has received.

More on the 1975

The 1975 just shared their new song and video for “The Birthday Party” and you better prepare for a wild ride. The song on its own is very the 1975-ish. But the video unleashes a virtual world populated with memes of internet subcultures.

The video is captivating to say the least. We see a virtual Healy entering the Mindshower digital detox center. He turns in his phone. He is transported to another world. The world is populated with very old memes. From there, we’re treated to a dystopian narrative about narcissism, isolation and the division created by social media.

The 1975 once again worked with director Ben Ditto and co-director / lead artist Jon Emmony, who worked together on the lead single and video “People.”

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“It was truly inspiring to work with The 1975 on this project, combining digital craft with true emotion and a subversive and multilayered narrative,” Ditto says. “Matty and I have a shared fascination with the underbelly of Internet culture and how that impacts modern life, and we looked to address this from several directions and created an engaging and beautiful piece of filmmaking to contain these messages and their performance in a revolutionary way.”

Healy corroborated his love for working with Ditto and “The Birthday Party” in a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music.

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“Oh, dude it’s one of the things I’m most proud of. I mean it’s taken us like, it’s not taken us a year. Like but when we started making it like a year ago, it was one of the first things for it,” Healy says. “It’s me and my friend Ben who’s like become one of my closest collaborators. He made “People” with me.”

“I couldn’t read out the credits- … of the incredibly talented people who have helped work on this video. When I put it out, I will do. It’s a, it’s a visual kind of feast and I think it’s very funny. Yeah, we’re really excited about it. It’s kind of a first time that the videos and the music have always been very, very much tied together and come at the same time. But this is the first time that like the video and the song’s kind of almost at the same thing, you know.”

Watch the video for “The Birthday Party” below.

Notes On A Conditional Form releases April 24 and can be preordered here. The tour kicks off on April 27 and runs through mid-June. Tickets are available here. Check out a full list of dates below.

Dates: 

04/27 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
04/29 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater (formerly Austin360)

05/02 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
05/03 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
05/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum +
05/08 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre +
05/11 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/13 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
05/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
05/16 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
05/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
05/19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
05/21 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
05/23 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
05/26 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
05/29 – Hanover, MD @ The Hall at Live! Casino and Hotel

06/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
06/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
06/05 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
06/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
06/08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
06/09 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
06/11 – Atlanta, GA @Infinite Energy Center *
06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival * +

Phoebe Bridgers will be direct support on all dates except *
Beabadoobee will be support on all dates except +

We wonder what Matty Healy has in store for fans. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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