The 1975‘s manager has discussed why the band will be releasing two new albums in the coming year – as well as revealing what the band’s tour plans will entail.
The band had originally told fans that they’d be releasing third album ‘Music For Cars’ in 2018 – before frontman Matty Healy changed his mind. Instead ‘Music For Cars’ will be the name of the ‘era’ in which The 1975 release music in the coming years, and that two new albums are on their way called ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’.
Now, Dirty Hit label boss and band manager Jamie Oborne has opened up about the band’s thought process ahead of the upcoming campaign.
“We’re doing things a little bit differently in this campaign,” Oborne told Music Week. “Very early on, Matthew noted that the promotional window on music is shorter than ever, and the time that people consume it is infinite.
“He felt very strongly that, if we have a tour cycle that’s going to last 18 months to two years, we have to release two records in the time that we would have previously have released one.”
Oborne added: “Streaming has evolved into more of a mass mode of consumption. The 1975’s cultural identity goes hand in glove with this paradigm shift in how people consume.”
Speaking about Healy’s inspiration behind the records, Oborne added: “Matthew has lived more in his short time on earth than many people three times his age. He has an awful lot of experience to write about. The records are really about life, like all the best albums are.”
‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’ will be released in the last quarter of 2018, before ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ follows in Spring 2019. Oborne added that one song will be released each month ahead of the first album, with a global tour kicking off in the UK in January. Oborne previously teased that the upcoming live shows would be “the biggest spectacle in the world“.
The 1975 last released a studio album in 2016 with their second LP ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It‘. They shared the first track from ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ earlier back in May with ‘Give Yourself A Try’.
Earlier this week, it emerged that Healy has recorded a song with his dad, actor Tim Healy, for an upcoming album.
The actor confirmed the news on his Twitter page, posting a picture with his son, with the caption: “Had a brill day recording a song I wrote when Matty was 11 he wanted it on his new album yippee you can hear it in April love you guys xxxx”