Are The 1975 getting poised to return any day now?

Fans are speculating after they deleted months' of social media posts

Fans are speculating that The 1975 may be getting ready to return with new music imminently, after the band deleted months’ of posts from social media.

The band have spent much of the last year or so at work on their hotly-anticipated third album ‘Music For Cars’.

The band released second record ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’ in 2016. It was named as NME‘s best record of that year.


Prior to announcing the record, the band went through a social media blackout – deleting all posts before returning with a new “pink identity”.

Now, fans are hopeful that they may be poised to do the same again, having deleted all Twitter and Instagram posts since July – again, largely black and white studio photos.


Frontman Matty Healy has maintained that their third album is set to drop in June, with their manager Jamie Oborne promising followers last week that new music was coming “really soon”.

Explaining the title, Healy previously told NME: “‘Music For Cars’ was an EP named for our love for Brian Eno. 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 favourite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way.”

“If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do,” he said. “I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”