They’re back! After months of teasing, multiple working album titles, and a whole lot of misdirects and red herrings for their rabid fans, UK indie-pop sensations The 1975 have finally released a new song from their forthcoming album Music For Cars and it’s called…wait…sorry, I guess they already changed the album title again.
In an interview on BBC’s Radio 1 with presenter Annie Mac, Matty Healy detailed the 1975’s plans for a pair of new albums that the band plans to release in the next 12 months, beginning with A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships in October and a yet-to-be-titled follow-up in May of 2019.
“It’s not a double album because that would be prog and annoying” Healy stated to Mac “I don’t like double albums because I think they’re self-serving.”
As for the new song, it’s called “Give Yourself a Try,” and it largely abandons the lush ’80s pop of the band’s 2nd album in favor of a skronking and propulsive Yeah Yeah Yeahs-esque guitar riff. Don’t worry though, Healy’s achingly confessional clever-boy lyrics are still as observant as ever.
– It’s a shame this whole 1975 thing is eclipsing the awesome news that Gorillaz are back with two new songs as well!
– Indie rockers The Record Company are getting in on the new music bonanza as well with “The Movie Song.”
– Apparently, Vampire Weekend are 94.5% done with their new album! Wow!
– Foals’ Yannis Philippakis (my fellow half-Greek) teased fans with the promise of new music.