The 1975 appear to have pushed back the release date for their next album.
The band only released their Mercury-nominated second album ‘I Like It When You Fall Asleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It‘ in February this year but frontman Matt Healy had previously suggested it could surface in 2017.
Speaking to Billboard back in May, Healy said: “I’m always making an album. I’m always confused by the language of bands who are ‘going to make a record’ or not being able to write on tour. I think that’s just something you do – whenever, wherever.”
However, as Best Fit points out, drummer George Daniel has uploaded a video showing new music and Healy playing the keyboard, along with the caption: “2018”. See that below, as well as Healy’s earlier tweet.
New The 1975 – 2017
— ?? (@Truman_Black) September 29, 2016
The 1975’s Matt Healy recently challenged critics not to enjoy the band’s increasingly popular live shows. Explaining why the enjoyment of fans matters more to him than positive reviews from music critics, Healy told The Guardian: “If you play 240 shows a year in front of 10,000 screaming young people who adore you, as opposed to people standing there thinking, ‘Impress me’, I can tell you which one you’re going to choose every single night.”
He continued: “You know, if you hate our band, you hate our band, but I challenge anybody with a preconception to come and see us live and not enjoy it a bit. We’re a fucking good band, and we’re proper players. And we’ve got an award-winning light show.”
During the interview, Healy also admitted he is “pretentious” and said he has no intention of apologising for it.
See The 1975’s upcoming UK arena tour dates below.
Manchester, Arena (December 13)
London, The O2 (December 15, 16)
Newcastle, Arena (December 17)
Glasgow, Hydro (December 19)
Bournemouth, International Centre (December 21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (December 22)