The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has announced the band have two upcoming albums: A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which will drop this October, and Notes on a Conditional Form, which is set to release in May of 2019.
The announcement marks a serious change of plans for the band, who had previously confirmed that their third album would be called Music For Cars, and would mark the end of The 1975 all-together. The band was set to go their separate ways in order for Healy to focus on his side project Drive Like You Do, who he stated would soon release their debut album in a now-deleted tweet.
Healy confirmed the album release dates in an interview on Zayne Lowe’s Beats 1 show, and also explained why the third album was no longer called Music For Cars. He explained that he originally wanted the album to mark the end of an era for the band, and had used Music For Cars (the same title he had used for the band’s first EP) “because every writer wants a great ending, right?”.
However, he has come to see the move as “naive”, saying: “I was lying to myself. I’m not going to stop The 1975 next year – no way. I don’t want to do that”. Instead, Music For Cars has become the name of the era that the band are currently in, which includes both A Brief Enquiry and Notes on a Conditional Form.
Thankfully, Healy didn’t just leave fans to wait until October to hear new music. Instead, he released the first single, “Give Yourself A Try” from the upcoming album, which may soon be joined by another track, called “jesus christ 2005 god bless america”, that Healy teased on Instagram last year.