‘I wish I was Matty Healy’s therapy horse’ – the complex emotions being experienced by 1975 fans today

On the day of its release, everyone and their dog is reacting to ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’

You might’ve seen quite a few people today on ‘the timeline’ getting very excited about The 1975. ICYMI, Matty Healy and co. released their third album ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’ at the stroke of midnight, and loads of fans of the band have been staying up all night and eagerly gobbling it up at the first opportunity. Fast-forward onto more sociable waking hours, and it’s easily the most discussed new release of the day.

Already spawning brand new memes, everyone’s giving it a whirl, and the album is being heaped with high praise and bitter disappointment alike. Whatever you think of ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’ there’s certainly a lot to unpick here (it features a spoken word track from Siri and a foray into straight up lounge jazz, umm, hello?)

This is a brief enquiry into what everyone’s saying about it…

As you’d imagine, there’s a lot of love out there…


Some are on the fence


And others just can’t stand the thing

A few fans have dug up some tidbits about the record

Others are just enjoying what an absolute MOOD it all is

There has been the odd existential crisis along the way, too

The internet has also gifted us with some… more unusual takes

“SO WHAT ABOUT THESE FEELINGS I’VE GOT” is already a fully fledged meme, by the way

Mostly, fans of The 1975 are enjoying picking over their favourite moments

And as for Matty Healy?

It’s nice to have you back, lads


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