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After all the teasing, we finally know what DH00278 stands for: That's right, it's a new live album from The 1975.
Recorded at London's O2 December 16, 2016, the band previously released the full live show last Christmas via YouTube. Truly the perfect gift, right?
Now, the band have gifted us with a spectacular live rendition of their tour supporting their 2016 record I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, which we can play whenever and wherever. (Yep, we will actually be playing this 24/7.)
Give DH00278 a listen below, and order it here.
And if you want to watch the performance again, you can do so here:
We knew something had to be coming. In a tweet earlier this week, Healy shared an ambiguous black image with text that reads: “DH00278”
The band officially announced their third album back in 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 said of the title.
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And back in October, without a proper announcement, the band released what one might assume to be a new song, “Milk,” which fans know is not a new song—but a remastered version of the track that has been hidden in their song “You.”
So does this mean the band will be continuing to share these blasts from the past with their newest record? We’re not sure. But then, the band shook everything up and teased the ultimate news: A new EP, with new music that's supposed to be released before the end of 2017… There's still time, of course!
Healy has said previously that this record will be the end of an era for the band: “It’s always been called that and we were always going to do a trilogy of records. I’m not saying that after this record it’s the end of The 1975 but it’s definitely the end of an era.”
So what does this all mean? We're not totally sure. There's a lot happening, and whatever the 1975 have coming, we’re ready for the ride. Healy previously discussed the return of Drive Like I Do, with a record set for release “during spring time in the coming few years.”
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.
Will you be listening to DH00278 on repeat, too? Let us know in the comments below!