The mysterious countdown on the trio’s website was worth the wait. The 1975 are back with a new single and not one but two new albums and a tour coming up!
The band has premiered a new song, ‘Give Yourself A Try,’ on June 1 on BBC Radio 1 show with Annie Mac. That’s when they also announced they’ll release two new albums, one in October 2018 and one in May 2019. The tour, however, is only promised to kick off January 2019.
The 1975 had been teasing fans in a countdown on their website and via other social media hints all leading to one and the same date, June 1. And there’s more to the date than meets the eye. Frontman Matty Healy came up with the name of the band thanks to a poetry book with the date “1st June, The 1975”. It’s funny that most fans believed it signaled the release date of the new album. It turned out to be the date of the announcement of the upcoming new album.
The new track, ‘Give Yourself A Try’, is the first release from The 1975 in over two years. The song will be featured on their third studio album, titled A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. It comes as a surprise as fans had earlier expected it to be titled Music For Cars. ‘Give Yourself A Try’ is a great first bite of the new record but it’s hard to predict the sound of the entire album, scheduled for October.
“What I like about [the song] was that it still had that kind of inherent prettiness that I think exists in the 1975, so it felt like a really good start, because there’s a lot of tension to the record,” Healy comments (via Alternative Press). “I do think it’s kind of us at our most honest.”
Give the song a listen in the Spotify player below:
The band’s previous album, titled I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, was released in 2016. The second new album, Notes On A Conditional Form, will be out next May.
See The 1975 hilarious Twitter posts about the upcoming two albums below.