The 1975‘s Matty Healy has shot down rumours that Drive Like I Do would be returning – before the website that sparked the speculation was taken offline.
The band went by the name before adopting their current moniker. Back in 2017, Healy confirmed that a debut album from Drive Like I Do would arrive “in the coming few years,” adding that Drive Like I Do and The 1975 are ‘separate entities’.
Earlier this week a new website, drivelikeido.com, was launched. The site featured the band’s logo and the caption “sit down and smile,” which some fans are linking to the lyric “So just sit the fuck down and smile” from Drive Like I Do song ‘Shootout At The University Fair'”. Excitement among fans started to grow, with many believing that a Drive Like I Do album was finally set to arrive.
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However, Healy eventually declared that this was a “fake website” – before it was taken offline.
It’s unfortunately a fake website https://t.co/IkILmG3wXc
— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) March 5, 2020
Earlier this year, he described new 1975 song ‘Me and You Together Song’ as “a Drive Like I Do song (kind of),” adding that the band’s “current vibe is very DLID,” so it could mean that the new Drive Like I Do website has something to do with the upcoming 1975 album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’.
The record was initially set to be released last month (February 21), but in January Healy revealed that their fourth album would be pushed back to April 24.
At a recent gig in Liverpool, Healy revealed that the album had once again been delayed. “I’ll be honest with you lot, Liverpool, I’ll tell you a secret, it’s gonna be a couple of weeks late, because I keep writing stuff,” he said onstage.
“I’m never gonna put out a record I’m not happy with,” he added. “I’ve just finished it. So it will come out as soon as it’s physically made.”
Healy has also confirmed that new live favourite ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ will be their next single. Phoebe Bridgers has also announced that she will be a special guest on ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’.
After picking up Best British Band, the Innovation Award and Band Of The Decade at the NME Awards 2020, The 1975 recently completed an acclaimed UK arena tour – including a stellar show at The O2 in London.