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Earlier this week front man Matty Healy of the British indie-pop band The 1975, took to Twitter to tell fans that there could be a potential EP release on the cards.
Matty hinted that this possible new music was to arrive before the year is over, and is expected to come out ahead of the bands upcoming third album Music For Cars, which was announced back in April of this year. The new EP announcement came from Healy himself on Twitter after he posted “Okay – one more EP”, sending fan speculation into overdrive.
Okay – one more EP
— matty (@Truman_Black) November 5, 2017
Healy went even further and gave it a name, tweeting “What a shame – The Ep”.
What A Shame – The EP — matty (@Truman_Black) November 6, 2017
However, this dream of soon to come music was shattered for 1975 fans, after this long rumored EP is now confirmed to be pushed back to next year in 2018. This all came to the surface when a fan replied to a tweet Healy made last year in which he promised new music in 2017, tagging the band’s manager Jamie Osborne, of Dirty Hit Records.
Osborne replied, stating we needed to “Wait and see”.
Wait and see… x — Jamie Oborne (@jamieoborne) November 3, 2017
This surged fans to plague Jamie with questions regarding the release, to which he decided to clear up the confusion of this mysterious release and responded with “So there is not going to be @the1975 EP in 2017. EP will be 2018. BUT you will get something that I personally love. Sorry but that’s all I can say right now. Oh, MFC is already sounding amazing. It will be worth the wait. Love you guys”.
So there is not going to be @the1975 EP in 2017. EP will be 2018. BUT you will get something that I️ personally love. Sorry but that’s all I️ can say right now. Oh, MFC is already sounding amazing. It will be worth the wait. love you guys. X
— Jamie Oborne (@jamieoborne) November 9, 2017
So now not all is lost, as now we are being promised “something” before the year is out regardless. Plus, this is just an extra slice to keep us going while we patiently wait for their third album, which is named after one of their previous EP’s, and is stated to be a “end of an era” for the band. The Music For Cars title was already used by the band for their third EP, which was released in March 2013 and featured “Anobrain,” “Chocolate,” “HNSCC,” “Head.Cars.Bending” and “Me.”
When speaking to NME about the title, Healy revealed “We’re using it as the album title now because of how meta and self-referential everything has become in the world of The 1975, and Music For Cars was always my favourite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way.”
This looks like it could be shaping to create the same sound it did in the very early stages of The 1975, as earlier this month, the band released a remastered version of ‘Milk’, which was hidden in their song ‘You’.
You can listen to the track here: