The 1975 have spoken about their upcoming new album, touring and plans to organise their own festival on The Late Late Show with James Corden today (April 18).
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The group spoke about their decision to release a second album this year, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ after Corden asked the band if releasing another album so soon was “lunacy” and if they were regretting it.
Frontman Matty Healy joked that he thought it was a mistake “right now” before adding “yes, no, of course I am not [regretting it]!”
He added: “We’re in that age now where you’ll watch the best thing you’ve ever seen on Netflix, and the you’ll be like, ‘That was the best thing I’ve ever seen.’ And then you just want the next thing immediately. And I’m like that with music as well. It feels like, I want to tour for the next two years. And what do you want to do with a band? You want to affect culture.”
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Healy added: “I don’t think you can do that with one record now. You can if you do like, singles. Your Drakes of the world, who are these amazing artist, but they’re very single oriented. That’s about keeping peoples attention for three minutes. That’s not where our forte is, but we want to be as expressive as possible. We make albums, so just gotta make another album.”
Healy also revealed to Corden that he forgot to tell his bandmates about his suggestion that the band could organise their own festival in 2020.
Last month, Healy tweeted “If The 1975 & Co. put on their own festival next year, over 3 nights in the UK, who’s coming?” sparking rumours that the band were organising a festival. No further details were given about what possible line-up the festival might take.
The band performed ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ before going on to speak about how Jamiroquai’s ‘Virtual Insanity’ video inspired the stage design on their current tour.
Meanwhile, the band also revealed that they went straight back to the studio in LA after their Coachella set last week to continue work on their new album.
Reviewing their recent Coachella set, NME wrote: “The Manchester group’s Coachella set might be void of much of the flash of their ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ tour, but proves that, even as masters of raising the bar production-wise, The 1975 don’t need these things to put on a great night.
“The only things that remain from their own gigs are the giant rectangle that frames drummer George Daniel, dancers The Jaiy Twins, and the travelator that runs along the front of the stage and allows Healy to recreate elements of the ‘Sincerity Is Scary’ video with more finesse.”