With just days left until The 1975 release their latest album, ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’, the band has been the talk of the town on Twitter where band manager Jamie Oborne shared the latest details with fans of the follow-up album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which will precede next month’s release. Oborne stated that the first single would drop in February after the latest record has had some airtime with the hopes of releasing the album in June but made it clear that the album still had ‘a lot of work’ to be done.
‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’ is set to be released in a matter of weeks. With the release of 3 singles from the album already out there for fans to listen to, the 15 track LP is eagerly anticipated. The bands 3rdsingle ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ transports the listeners into the world of dystopia and talks about living in a simulated reality. With the track list already out in the open, we already have our ideas on what to expect from the band. After the rewriting of the bands ethos after the success of the first album, what’s been going on in frontman Matt Healy’s mind over the past few years is certainly something that questions creativity. It’s pretty obvious that Matty is one of the most intricate and courageous songwriters of the time with tracks from previous album ‘I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware’ providing the foundations from the love story all of us have dreamed of. But the first thoughts from this album seems to combine the grit and sass from their debut album, with the relationship woes from the second.
The band stated before the release date of the 3rdalbum was announced that fans would be treated to two albums from them that would make up the ‘Music For Cars’ era that they pursued. With Oborne chucking out snippets of what’s been going on over Twitter, all we know for now is that Matty has described the fourth album as a ‘night-time’ album. So, will we have both a concentrated, relationship-based LP alongside a set of the darker times of the magic and wonder? Who knows what the band have under their belt. It’s an exciting time for the band, and it’s clear to see that they’re working hard on keeping The 1975 still in the forefront of peoples minds. For now, we will see what the 3rdalbum brings and make our own assumptions of what to expect next.