The 1975 are known to tease us, and it looks like something might just be happening soon. After teasing fans of a possible the 1975 EP release ahead of their third album, frontman Matty Healy has shared a cryptic post on social media that appears to be teasing to new music—and we're excited.
In a tweet, Healy shared an ambiguous black image with text that reads: “DH00278”
— matty (@Truman_Black) December 13, 2017
While we aren't for sure what that means, DH might make sense: Dirty Hit, their record label. Fan reactions seem to be pointing to something similar. Dork seems to think it could be Dirty Hit catalog numbers, which would make total sense. The trouble? Why are there SO many different numbers?
Of course, fans are freaking out, and honestly—SAME. (Some of the best Matty reaction gifs included, just for effect.)
— The 1975 Brasil (@The1975Brasil) December 13, 2017
— lita (@trvmanlove) December 13, 2017
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— juls castairs (@Casxstairs) December 13, 2017
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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!
Okay – one more EP
— matty (@Truman_Black) November 5, 2017
New The 1975 – 2017
— matty (@Truman_Black) September 29, 2016
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.
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